Design & Review Board

Responsibilities & Membership


The Design and Review Board’s responsibilities include:

  • Review of Certificate of Appropriate applications for exterior changes to Landmark (Historic) Properties and properties within Landmark Districts
  • Review of changes to signage for properties in the C-4 (Central Business) zoning district
  • Providing recommendations on Development Plan applications for non-landmark properties in C-4 zoning district 
  • Providing recommendations to City Council for the designation of Landmarks and Landmark Districts
  • Adopt and maintain the City of Wooster Design Guidelines


Current Design and Review Board Members are:

Term ending 12/31/19

  • Susan Bates - Ward 3

Terms ending 12/31/20

  • John Campbell, Chair - Ward 4
  • Sandra Hull, Vice Chair - Ward 4
  • Louise Keating - Ward 4
  • Keith Spears - Ward 1

Terms ending 12/31/21

  • Richard Deffenbaugh - Ward 2
  • Dick Kinder - Ward 4

City Representative(s)

  • Andrew Dutton - Planning and Zoning Manager

*Members serving 3 year term


The Board meets the second Tuesday of the month (5:30 PM at City Hall).

Planning & Zoning
Meeting Dates & Deadlines