Design Review

The City currently has two special districts with their own set of design standards, in addition to a more general design standards document that applies to the rest of the city.  Those special districts are the Historic District and the Pilchuck District.  All design standards documents can be accessed at the links below.

Design review is conducted by the Design Review Board for all projects in the Historic District. Elsewhere, design review is done administratively by staff (unless the proponent is a public agency). The design review process is generally in coordination with a building permit. There is no additional cost associated with design review, but there are usually special submittal materials that are necessary.