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Design Review Board (DRB)
Meetings & Agendas
The Design Review Board (DRB) typically meets the first and third Mondays of every month at 2 George Street, 1st Floor, Public Meeting Room, (Room#1403).  Agendas are available prior to the meetings and results are available following the meetings.
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The purpose of Design Review is “to establish a review process that will protect and improve the visual and aesthetic character and economic value” of development within the City of Charleston.

DRB reviews new construction, exterior alterations, and signage for commercial or non-residential (more than eight multi-family units) projects where the property lies within the designated corridors (see DRB List of Corridors). Projects that are less than 3000 square feet, with certain restrictions, may be reviewed at Staff level and are not required to go before the Board.

To apply, submit a completed application, along with the required information and fee, to the BAR/DRB counter of the Permit Center, First Floor, 2 George Street.  Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Further information regarding DRB applications, submittal requirements, meeting and fee schedules, general guidelines, etc., may be downloaded below or may be found at the Permit Center.

Related Documents

DRB Information
Submittal Requirements

Policy Statements

Permit Center Hours of Operation: 
M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed every 3rd Tuesday of each month 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday. 
(includes permit issuance, business licensing, BAR, DRB, Zoning, and code review). 


BAR & DRB Staff

2 George Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Ph:  843-579-7566