When is the design review process required?

Planning and Building Staff will determine if the project is considered a major or minor design review based on the following:

  • A Major Design Review is required for new residential or commercial structures, new second stories, additions that are more than 50% of gross floor area, some signs, or a project that involves a significant policy question or substantial public controversy. To view the Major Design Review checklist, please click here
  • A Minor Design Review is required for minor additions to a main structure equal to or greater than 250 square feet and equal to or greater than 15 feet in height, some construction within Christmas Tree Hill, pools wihtin 10 feet of property lines, exterior changes to commercial properties, some fences, and some new accessory structures. To view the Minor Design Review checklist, please click here
  • Planning Department staff is available to review your project early in your design development to help you understand if Design Review or Variance approval is required.


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1. How can I found out what planning applications have been approved?
2. When is the design review process required?
3. Where can I put my fence and what is the maximum height?
4. How can I remove a tree from my property?
5. Where can I get information about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)?
6. How do I know what zoning district my property is in?
7. What is the planning application review process?
8. I want to display a sign. Do I need permission from the Town?