DESIGN ADVISORY BOARD ORDINANCE
Be it known that the Legislative Council for the Town of Newtown herby recognizes the important role that community appearance and character has on the social and economic well being of the community.
Let it be further known that a Design Advisory Board (DAB) shall hereby be created for the purpose of reviewing proposed commercial developments within the Town of Newtown in designated design districts that are adopted by the Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC). The Design Advisory Board shall serve as an advisory board to the Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission.
Membership will consist of three volunteer members each of whom shall have expertise and knowledge in one or more of the following fields: architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or urban planning. Members shall be appointed by the First Selectman with the approval of the Board of Selectmen to serve for a two year term. Initially, the First Selectman shall appoint two members for two year terms and one member for a three year term.
The Design Advisory Board shall be responsible for assisting property owners, design professionals and others to understand the specific elements of site design and building appearances that are desired within the various design districts located in the Town of Newtown as designated by the Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission. The Design Advisory Board shall recommend design guidelines to the PZC for each design district. The guildelines adopted by the PZC shall be made available to the public.