On July 1, updates to Design Review went into effect that changed the residential thresholds from being based on number of units to total gross floor area on a site. While we work on updating our electronic submittal process and the information we collect from you, we need your help to make sure we have the most accurate information about your proposed project. For all projects, please include the total gross floor area – including floor area below grade – on the site plan, along with the unit count for residential projects, so we can identify whether Design Review is required for your project during our interdepartmental preliminary assessment of your project. The requirements we identify in your report are based on the information you provide, so the more you give us will help us respond with the best information.
If you submit a site plan for a project that doesn’t reflect the total gross floor area we will still process your preliminary application and complete the Preliminary Assessment Report (PAR). However, if we determine that design review is required after we complete your PAR, you may experience a delay in starting the outreach process, which can impact our ability to start our reviews. If you have a project that requires design review but was not identified in your PAR, please contact:
Design Review Manager
For more information about the Design review changes, please visit our Design Review webpage.