Design Review Board

City of Concord Rules: The City of Concord has declared a local state of emergency due to COVID-19. Concord Design Review Board meetings are essential events, therefore they have not been cancelled. However, pursuant to AB 361, the City is authorized to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public, without making available any physical location for the public. Below is information on how to do that.

Below you will find information on how to watch the meetings and how to make public comment. Please email the Planning Division with any questions.


Written: All comments received before 3:00 pm the day of the meeting will be posted on the City’s website as “Correspondence” under the relevant agenda item and provided to the Design Review Board Members at the meeting. Please email your comments to

  • If you are commenting on a particular item on the agenda, please identify the agenda item number and letter.
  • If you are commenting on an item not listed on the agenda, please identify your comment as a General Public Comment.


Staff Reads Your Comments Aloud During the Meeting: When the Chair opens the public comment period for the relevant agenda item, please email your comments to  Prominently write “Read Aloud at Meeting” at the top of the email and your comments will be read into the record (not to exceed three minutes at staff’s cadence). Comments received outside of the public comment period for the relevant item will not be read aloud but will be inserted into the meeting record.


  • Review of the design for each improvement for which a building permit, certificate or other approval is required. 
  • Review any matter referred to the board by the Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator or Planning Manager, excluding detached single-family residences, interior work, and certain minor building exceptions.


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Thursday of the month


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


NameTerm ExpiresPosition
Suzanne Alaksa
February 28, 2023
Public Member
Jack Moore
February 28, 2023
Design Professional
Kirk Shelby
February 28, 2025
Design Professional
VacantFebruary 28, 2025
Design Professional
Raymond Barbour
February 28, 2025
Planning Commission Representative