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How Established: By Ordinance No. ORD-11-07, Chapter 8, Section 1:239, adopted on June 6, 2011. Purpose: To foster excellence in the design of Ann Arbor's built environment and to advise petitioners on how a project can meet the spirit and intent of the Downtown Design Guidelines. The Board shall be responsible directly to the Mayor and City Council. The board will review the design of certain downtown projects, as defined in Chapter 57 (Subdivision and Land Use Control). To provide comments to property owners, developers and architects on the proposed project design in relation to the Downtown Design Guidelines. To report annually to City Council regarding the effectiveness of the design review process and make recommendations for any changes to the Downtown Design Guidelines and to have all other powers and duties granted by the City Council by resolution. Special Qualifications for Appointment: 2 Landscape architects, 2 architects, 1 urban planner, 1 developer, 1 construction contractor. Length of Terms: 3-year term. The terms of office of the first Design Review Board members appointed shall be fixed by the City Council so that the terms of 3 members will be for 1 year, 2 members will be for 2 years, and 2 will be for 3 years. After the initial board is formed, all members thereafter will be appointed for 3 year terms. Meeting Times / Frequency: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. Membership / Committee Composition: 7 members as described in Special Qualifications section above. Contact Person: Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager, Planning and Development Services, (734) 794-6265, ext. 42606.