The Design/Development Review Commission (DDRC) reviews and approves work proposed within the City's historic districts, urban design areas, and upon designated landmarks. The DDRC generally meets the second Thursday of every month. Public hearings begin at 4 p.m. Public hearings are held at the 3rd Floor of City Hall (City Council Chambers), 1737 Main Street.  See the Applications page for D/DRC application submission deadlines.

In the interest of public health and as authorized by City Council, the Commission is currently conducting their meetings virtually.  Accordingly, members of the public and/or media who wish to observe the meetings may do so remotely by streaming the meetings through CityTV.  Members of the Commission will have the ability to remotely participate in voting and operational procedures via telephone or other means of electronic communication.  

The public may submit letters and statements via email to [email protected] either in advance of or during the meetings.  Please be sure to include your name and the case information, such as the address and topic of the request. Further public participation instructions are provided on the agendas. Please note: to allow for timely and equal participation for all members of the public who wish to comment on a case, letters or emails submitted to be read into the record during the meeting may contain up to but no more than 500 words. If longer written communication is desired, then that may be submitted to [email protected] up to 4pm the day before the pending D/DRC meeting; it will be forwarded to D/DRC members for their perusal prior to the meeting.

It is the policy of the City of Columbia that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in this meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City’s ADA Coordinator at (803) 545-3009 or e-mail [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

If you have further questions, or would like to more information, please contact us.