Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New Design Review Board Members Needed

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Opinion:  We need a resident on the Board who cares about the aesthetics of our downtown, Overlake and the Marymoor Sub-area.  Don't you think it's about time the City set new color standards other than bland earth tones?  New materials?  New architecture? The developers have been getting great deals with our low-cost building standards at a time when incentives aren't needed. The City's Development Manager Steve Fischer oversees all the developer design applications, yet never once has he and the Board presented Design Standards to Council.  It's long time our City Council leaders held a joint study session with the DRB. 

 Redmond, WA.  If you are a design professional and care about the quality of architecture and landscaping in the City of Redmond, consider applying for a vacant position on the Design Review Board. The City of Redmond is looking for new members for its Design Review Board; two (2) design professionals and one (1) resident position.

Volunteers on the seven-member Design Review Board review and make recommendations to City Council on site plans, landscape and architectural design and colors and materials for commercial, industrial and multi-family projects.
The Board is comprised of five professionals from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture or urban design and two residents who represent the community at large. The current vacant positions are for two design professionals and one resident position. If available, please include a resume or summary of background and volunteer experience. All City board and commission appointments are volunteer positions. Candidates do not have to be residents of Redmond. Meetings are mandatory and held on the first and third Thursday evenings of every month. 
To apply, print out and complete the community service application at http://www.redmond.gov/Government/BoardsCommissions and email it to mayor@redmond.govmail to the Office of the Mayor, City of Redmond, PO Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710 or fax to 425-556-2110. A copy of the community service application is also available in the Mayor’s Office on the fourth floor of City Hall. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017.

For questions and more information contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at lmaher@redmond.gov or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on www.redmond.gov.  

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