Design Review

The Public Design Commission accepts proposals from City agencies for projects on City-owned property, including property that is leased by the City to private entities.

Projects include, but are not limited to, the construction and restoration of buildings, such as museums and libraries; bridges and other infrastructure; parks and playgrounds; lighting and other streetscape elements, including distinctive sidewalks, bollards, and newsstands; signage; and the installation or conservation of art and memorials.

Each type of project has specific submission requirements. Additional information may be requested by staff as necessary to appropriately communicate the proposal to the Commission.

The Commission has also created general guidelines to help applicants prepare certain types of projects such as distinctive sidewalks and newsstands.

Submission materials must be submitted on the submission deadline for projects to be calendared and include an application signed by all involved City agencies. All projects must be listed on a transmittal submitted by the appropriate City agency liaison.