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Design Review Board Vacancies

The City of Kirkland is seeking adult volunteer applicants to apply for two seats with terms ending March 31, 2018 on the Design Review Board (DRB). One position is currently filled by an incumbent who may apply for reappointment. The appointments are for four-year terms ending March 31, 2022. Council may also select an alternate appointee in case any additional vacancies were to occur within the immediate six months following the selection and appointment process. The appointments are made by the City Council. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside in Kirkland and/or whose place of business is located within the Kirkland city limits.

General applicant qualifications for the DRB include individuals with professional expertise in the areas of design or building and construction; or Kirkland residents or business owners with ability to read and understand architectural plans and general knowledge of building and design.  The Board is composed of a majority of members who are professionals in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design/planning, or similar disciplines

The role of the DRB is to review and make decisions upon proposed development projects for compliance with City of Kirkland design guidelines in several of Kirkland's business districts; and to evaluate existing design policies.  The DRB meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m.

For further information about the Design Review Board, contact Jeremy McMahan, Planning Manager of Development Services, at (425) 587-3229 or jmcmahan@kirklandwa.gov. Applications may be obtained by calling (425) 587-3190 or at the application link below.

The City Council has adopted a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics which all appointed Board and Commission members are asked to sign. 

Design Review Board applications must be submitted to the City Clerk, Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Ave., Kirkland WA 98033 or kanderson@kirklandwa.gov prior to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Kirkland City Hall. If you are selected for an interview, you must be available on this evening; interview times will begin at 6:00 p.m.