Design & Review Board


Advises the City Council on all requests for rezoning, re-subdivisions, site plan approval, and conditional use permits (C.U.P.s). Reviews all development proposals for compatibility with various architectural, civil engineering and municipal planning standards established by the City. Chapter 12, Article II, Division 2

This is a rigorous working Board that meets monthly.


  • 6:00 PM
  • Second Thursday of the month
  • City Hall at 7601 Manchester Road. Please enter at rear of the building (north entrance).                
  •  Agendas and Minutes are posted at the bottom of this page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
 View Agendas | View Agenda Archives

Minutes are available following approval
View Minutes | View Minutes Archives

Please note: For a copy of previous agendas or minutes please contact Karen Scheidt at 646-3604.

View the 2020 Design & Review Board Meeting Schedule


Design & Review Board agenda submissions are due 10 days prior to the meeting date (typically the last or first Monday of the month) you must meet this deadline to be placed on the agenda.

Digital copies of applications, plans, etc. are preferred. PDF's and/or JPEG's can be e-mailed to the staff.

All inquiries regarding Design & Review applications should be addressed to Brian Herr, Building Official at (314) 646-3634 or E-mail Brian Herr

Complete the Form Online (please include attachments in PDF or JPEG format)

What is needed for the Design & Review Process?

The application requires completing a City of Maplewood Building Permit Application available online.

The following information should be submitted as part of the Design and Review Application:

Site Plan

• address of property
• names of all streets bounding the property
• size and location of all buildings on property
• location of driveways and parking areas
• description of adjacent properties (commercial zones only)
• north arrow
• drawing scale
• building set backs and easements
• slope of property and landscaping

• construction drawings and specifications (no interior plans are needed)
• indicate height of existing and proposed structures
• indicate material and color of existing and proposed structures
• building elevations including door and window locations


• street view of existing building and site
• views of construction site from all major vantage points


• provide manufacturer's literature (if available)
• provide materials samples (if available)

For SIGN REVIEW, the following information should be provided:

Site Plan

• address of property
• name of all streets bounding property
• size and location of all buildings on property
• location of driveways and parking areas
• description of adjacent properties
• north arrow
• drawing scale

Building Elevations

• indicate location and size of signs
• indicate adjacent materials and finishes

• location of proposed sign and background
• views from all major vantage points

Shop Drawings

• indicate size of text, individual letters and overall sign length and height
• indicate material and color of all proposed sign components
• indicate type of sign construction and method of attachment or support

Design Guidelines

View a PDF of the City of Maplewood Design Guidelines

Design & Review Board and Historic Preservation Commission Members
Term: 3 years

Paul Barker
Term expires: June 2020

Dana Huth 
Term expires: June 2021

Sean O-Gorman - Chair
Term expires: June 2021

Jennifer Sims Taylor
Term expires: June 2022

Matt Wolfe 
Term expires: June 2022