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The Design Review Committee reviews development plans in the Town Center (D-1 Zoning District). No building permit is issued without plan review by the Design Review Committee and plan approval by the Planning Commission. The Design Review Committee submits a written recommendation to the Planning Commission, which then approves or disapproves the plans.
The Design Review Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Fairfield Municipal Building.
Three (3) copies of site development and building plans/elevations to scale must be submitted 10 days prior to the meeting.
The project will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Site design
2. Architectural character
3. Materials and color
4. Ingress, egress and parking
6. Screening and buffering
8. Exterior lighting
Particular attention shall be made to assure architectural style and quality, roof structures, exterior colors, building materials, and other features are compatibly with the Design Guidelines which are in the Town Center Development Plan. Unless approved otherwise by the Planning Commission, earth tone exterior colors shall prevail in Town Center buildings and other exterior components. As provided for within the Design Review Guidelines, the committee will review plans to assure that the objectives of the Design Guidelines are achieved.
Reasonable additional requirements as to landscaping, lighting, signs or other advertising devices, screening, accessways, building placement, building setback and height limitations may be imposed by the Design Review Committee for the protection of adjoining property and to maintain a consistent town center image.
All building elevation drawings, site plans, exterior material and color palates, signs and landscape plans must be reviewed by the Design Review Committee. For a listing of the specific design guidelines, please refer to Chapter 1168, D-1 Zoning District, in the zoning code.
The Design Review Committee consists of nine members, four of whom represent each of the four quadrants that make up the town center. The current Committee members are:
Northwest quadrant representative: Bert Huffer
Northeast quadrant representative: Zachary Ketring
Southeast quadrant representative: Kert Radel, chair person
Southwest quadrant representative: Arvind Kocher
Planning Commission representative: Tom Hasselbeck
Citizen-at-large representative: Jeffrey Larkin
Fairfield City Council representative: Chad Oberson
Development Services Director: Tim Bachman
Building Division Superintendent: Rick Helsinger