Design Review Board

Overview


The Design Review Board examines all plans and designs for new buildings, facade improvements, building additions and commercial signs. Patios in the front yard also require approval.  Fences or new windows that do not change in size, do not require design approval; however, both require a building permit.

The Planning & Development Department receives and reviews the application for completenes. Applications must be received not less than 10 days prior to the next scheduled meeting.   Professionally drawn materials are preferred, but hand drawn concepts are allowed and must be to scale and provide enough detail. For example, for a building addition, details of the fascia and trim should be shown to scale on the elevation.

The Planning & Development Department is moving toward a paperless application system and process. Applications can be emailed directly from our PDF fillable forms below.  If you wish to pay for the application on the web, please indicate when you email the form.  A link will be emailed back to you for online payment. For smaller projects, concepts or plans are encouraged to be emailed with the application.  Staff will notify the applicant whe the item is reviewed and what meeting the item will appear.
 
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD exhibit/material requirements
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD residential application
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD commercial and SIGN application
Materials and application are due 10 days prior to the meeting.  All commercial signs are reviewed by the planning director before placed on the meeting agenda.

Meetings


  • 5 p.m., held at Village Hall second floor Committee Room
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month; 1st and 3rd Thursdays in November and December.
  • Village Hall
    3930 N. Murray Ave
    Shorewood, WI 53211

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Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Check the Village Calendar or Agenda Center to view upcoming meetings.
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​How to Join

If you are interested in joining the Board, please see the links below. The application will be kept on file and considered when there is a committee vacancy.
VOLUNTEER FORM (printable)
VOLUNTEER FORM (online and fillable)

Members


The Design Review Board is made up of 9 members, consisting of 2 architects, 2 additional architects or other design professionals, 1 real estate broker, and 4 additional members, all must be Shorewood residents.  In addition, 3 former members of the Design Review Board may serve as alternate members. Four (4) members are required for a quorum.

All appointments are three years and must be staggered.

2017 Meeting Schedule

Meetings Held at 5 PM
January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 9
March 23
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 25
June 8
June 22
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24
September 14
September 28
October 12
October 26
November 2
November 16
December 7
December 21
  • Nicholas Carnahan, term expires May 2018
  • Robert Gosse, term expires May 2016
  • Bryan Koester, term expires May 2017
  • John Rizzo, term expires May 2017
  • Peter Jordan, term expires May 2019
  • Wesley Brice, term expires May 2017
  • Michael Oates, term expires May 2017
  • Kathryn Kamm, term expires May 2017
  • Mike Skauge, term expires May 2019

Staff Liaison