2.2.6.   DESIGN REVIEW BOARD
   The Design Review Board (DRB) is established to review proposed , , , architectural features, and .
   A.   Composition
   The DRB consists of seven members, of whom five are regular members and two are alternates, as provided below. Five members constitute the entire DRB panel at any meeting of the DRB. An alternate member may serve on the DRB panel at a hearing only if a regular member is not available for the hearing.
      1.   Appointment
      Any member of the Mayor and Council may make a recommendation for appointment of a DRB member. Such appointments are made by a majority vote of the Mayor and Council. Alternate members must be identified as such at the time of their appointment. The DRB members must be residents. All members of the DRB serve without compensation.
      2.   Qualifications
      Of the seven members, there shall be at least one registered architect, one contractor, and two registered landscape architects. No member of the DRB is to hold any , , or elective office or be a permanent employee of the while a member of the DRB.
      3.   Terms
      The term of each member is four years, beginning with the date of appointment. Members are eligible for reappointment but shall not serve more than eight continuous years. After the eight continuous years of service, a member is eligible for reappointment after a break in service of one year.
      4.   Vacancies
      An appointment to fill an unexpired term is considered a new appointment to a full four-year term in accordance with Subsection 3 above. Any position on the DRB that is vacated shall be filled by appointment as described in Section 2.2.6.A.1.
      5.   Removal
      A member of the DRB may be removed with or without cause by a majority vote of the Mayor and Council. A member who misses four consecutive meetings for any reason or fails to attend for any reason at least 40% of the DRB meetings held in one calendar year is automatically and immediately removed as a member of the DRB.
   B.   Administrative Functions
   The DRB’s shall accomplish the following administrative functions:
      1.   Election of Officers
      The DRB shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair from among its regular members. The terms of the Chair and Vice Chair are one year which shall commence in February of each year. Should both the Chair and Vice Chair be absent from a meeting, an interim Chair shall be voted upon by those members attending.
      2.   Meetings
      The DRB shall hold meetings as necessary to conduct its business in a timely manner. All meetings shall be open to the public.
      3.   Quorum and Voting
      Three members, who may be either regular or alternate members constitute a quorum for a DRB panel at a hearing. Alternate members may serve on a panel or vote on a matter only if they are serving as a replacement for a regular DRB member. Except as provided below, a concurring vote of a majority of the members present and voting is necessary to make a decision. When making a decision on an appeal the ’s decision on Neighborhood Preservation design review applications, a concurring vote of a majority of the DRB (i.e., three out of five) is necessary to make a decision.
      4.   Records
      The Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) shall maintain public records of the DRB’s actions, findings, and recommendations.
      5.   Rules of Procedure
      The DRB shall adopt rules of procedure necessary to carry out its functions. Copies of such rules shall be available to the public through the PDSD.
      6.   Required Action
      Applications reviewed for the purpose of providing a recommendation to another board, committee, official, or the Mayor and Council for a decision shall be forwarded without a recommendation should the DRB fail to act within 21 of the date a plan is accepted for review by the DRB. Action by the DRB to continue deliberation to another meeting shall stay the 21-day requirement.
   C.   Powers and Duties
   The DRB shall perform the following duties:
      1.   Scenic Corridor (SCZ), Development Review
      In accordance with Section 5.3.11.B, the DRB reviews applications for located within a SCZ when requested by the PDSD or applicant, in accordance with Section 3.3.3, PDSD Approval Procedure. The DRB recommendation shall apply the same standards required in Section 5.3.11 .C for the decision of the PDSD .
      2.   Scenic Corridor (SCZ), Variances
      In accordance with Section 5.3.14, the DRB reviews, for recommendation to the B/A, all requests for variances from SCZ provisions and shall forward its recommendations in accordance with Subsection 2.2.6.B.6. The DRB recommendation shall apply the same findings required in Section 3.10.3.J for granting a variance. In addition, the DRB may make any recommendation that would assist in mitigating any negative impacts which might occur should the request be granted.
      3.   Design Development Option (DDO), Appeals
      The DRB reviews, for recommendation to the B/A, appeals of decisions by the PDSD on DDO applications in accordance with Section 3.10.2, Board of Adjustment Appeal Procedure. The DRB shall apply the same findings (Section 3.11.1.D, Findings for Approval) required of the PDSD when making its recommendation.
      4.   Environmental Resource (ERZ), Variances
         a.   In accordance with Section 3.10.3.G.2, the DRB reviews, for recommendation to the B/A, all requests for variances from ERZ standards, in accordance with Sections 3.10.1 and 3.10.3, Board of Adjustment Variance Procedure. The DRB recommendation shall apply the same findings required in Section 3.10.3.J for granting a variance. In addition, the DRB may make any recommendation that would assist in mitigating any negative impacts which might occur should the request be granted.
         b.   If the City Engineer or designee, a notified property owner, or the applicant for the variance requests consideration of stormwater management issues related to the variance, the Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee may review the variance request concurrently with the DRB and may provide written or oral testimony at the public hearing for the variance request. Any such testimony must address the required findings.
      5.    and Screening Standards, Variances
      In accordance with Section 7.6.9.D, the DRB reviews, for recommendation to the B/A, all requests for variances from Section 7.6, and Screening Standards, in accordance with Sections 3.10.1 and 3.10.3, Board of Adjustment Variance Procedure. The DRB recommendation shall apply the same findings required in Section 3.10.3 .J, Findings for Approval, for granting a variance. In addition, the DRB may make any recommendation that would assist in mitigating any negative impacts which might occur should the request be granted.
      6.   Gateway Corridor , Variances
      In accordance with Section 5.5.6, the DRB reviews, for recommendation, all requests for variances from Section 5.5, Gateway Corridor , in accordance with Sections 3.10.1 and 3.10.3 , Board of Adjustment Variance Procedure. In formulating its recommendation, the DRB shall utilize the same findings required in Section 3.10.3 .K, Findings for Approval, for granting a variance. In addition, the DRB may make any recommendation that may assist in mitigating any negative impacts which may occur should the request be granted.
      7.   Native Plant Preservation (NPP), Variances
      In accordance with Section 7.7.6.B, the DRB reviews, for recommendation to the B/A, all requests for variances from NPP standards in accordance with Sections 3.10.1 and 3.10.3, Board of Adjustment Variance Procedure. The DRB recommendation shall apply the same findings required in Section 3.10.3.K for granting a variance. In addition, the DRB may make any recommendation that would assist in mitigating any negative impacts which might occur should the request be granted.
      8.   Neighborhood Commercial (NC) , Development Review
      In accordance with Section 4.9.13.M.4, the DRB reviews all proposed nonresidential , including exterior remodeling, for approval of architectural and design with the surrounding residential area.
      9.   Office (O-1) , Development Review
      In accordance with Section 4.9.4.R.7, the DRB reviews all new office in the O-1 , including Medical Service - Outpatient.
      10.   Communications , PDSD Special Exception Procedure
      The DRB reviews, for recommendation when requested by the PDSD , Communications in all that require approval in accordance with Section 3.4.2, PDSD Special Exception Procedure.
      11.   Communications , Zoning Examiner Special Exception Procedure
      The DRB reviews, for recommendation, Communications in all that require approval in accordance with Section 3.4.3, Zoning Examiner Special Exception Procedure.
      12.   Communications , Mayor and Council Special Exception Procedure
      The DRB reviews, for recommendation when requested by the Mayor and Council, or Zoning Examiner, Communications in all that require approval in accordance with Section 3.4.4, Mayor and Council Special Exception Procedure.
      13.    :  Travelers’ Accommodation, Lodging, Development Review
      The DRB reviews all , travelers’ accommodation, and lodging in the various in which the use is permitted, as provided in Section 4.9.7.H.6.
      14.   Rio Nuevo Area (RNA), Development Review
      The DRB reviews, for recommendation, in the Rio Nuevo Area (RNA) under existing underlying zoning, as provided in Section 5.12.2.C.1 and 5.12.4.D. In formulating its recommendation, the DRB shall apply the design standards in Section 5.12.7.
      15.   Neighborhood Preservation (NPZ), Appeals
      In accordance with Section 5.10.3.H, the DRB hears and decides appeals from decisions of the PDSD on NPZ Design Review application in accordance with Section 3.9.1, Design Review Board Appeal Procedure.
      16.   Other Responsibilities
      The DRB shall perform such other functions as may be required by the .
(Am. Ord. 11070, 5/14/2013; Am. Ord. 11246, 2/18/2015)