Before preparing a submission, please review the Public Design Commission's General Information on Distinctive Sidewalks. The checklist should be used to ensure that submissions are complete and included with submission packages.
The Commission reviews distinctive sidewalks for their aesthetic impact on the streetscape. Any sidewalk that deviates from that neighborhood's standard, which in most cases is Department of Transportation grey concrete with a 5' x 5' scoring pattern, but can include cobble or granite block in areas where the historic fabric remains intact, is considered distinctive.
Designs for distinctive sidewalks in front of existing buildings are submitted by the Department of Transportation.
Designs for distinctive sidewalks that are part of new construction projects are submitted by the Department of Buildings.