All projects require Design Review. However, an applicant may choose to follow one of two design review options:
Design review for projects or portions of projects which conform to the specific requirements may be administratively approved by the City of Gig Harbor planning staff as described in Gig Harbor Municipal Code (GHMC) 17.98.050. This method provides for a reasonable degree of flexibility while minimizing review time.
Design Review Board (DRB) Recommendation
The Design Review Board (DRB) option as described in GHMC 17.98.055 encourages a creative approach to design by providing a more flexible review standard than that which is allowed in the administrative approach. The DRB can recommend alternative design solutions to specific requirements if it finds that: