Design Review Board

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Meeting Dates/Time: Board meets the second & fourth week of every month on Thursday; 5 p.m.

Meeting Location: Municipal Services Building, Room 105, 633 E. Broadway Ave Map to meeting location

Agendas & Minutes

Commission/Board Members Appointed By Current Term Term Ends
Arineh Arzoumanian Agajanian 1 March 2021
Sevan Benlian
Gharpetian 1 March 2019
Art Simonian Najarian 3 March 2022
Francesca G. Smith Brotman 1 March 2022
Christopher Welch Devine 0 March 2020


* Per Ord. 5904, one (1) additional term is granted beyond a third term (GMC § 2.36.010 (4)).

Commission/Board Members may continue to serve beyond their term limit until such time that they or their successors are qualified and appointed (GMC 2.36.010 (C)).

To contact Board/Commission members please click here


The Design Review Board reviews building plans concerning site plan and design issues prior to issuance of building permits for projects larger than those which have statutory exemption.


Initial term correlates with Nominating Council Members term - 4-year term thereafter

Terms coterminous with Nominating Council Member’s term.

  • Five members on each board
  • Four year term
  • Three term limit
  • No compensation


At least one (1) member of the design review board shall be a licensed architect. Other members of the board shall be persons who, as a result of their training, experience and attainments are qualified to analyze and interpret architectural and site planning information, including, but not limited to, licensed landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and builders/developers. Each member of the design review board shall be a qualified elector of the city at the time of appointment and during incumbency. Elected officials may not serve on the board. Active board members are not allowed to serve on more than one board/commission/committee (as defined in Title 2 of the Glendale Municipal Code) at the same time.

Additional Information

The Community Development Department provides administrative services for the Design Review Board. The Director of Community Development or the Planning Hearing Officer can provide additional information concerning Design Review Board matters.

For additional information, please see the Glendale Municipal Code, Title 2, , Chapters 2.36 and 2.52.

Contact Board/Commission Members

Design Review Board c/o
Community Development Department
633 E. Broadway, Rm. 103, 91206