Design Review Board


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The Design Review Board is enabled by the City Council through Title 20, the Missoula City Zoning Ordinance to review and decide on sign packages, building graphics, variances from the NC-B Boulevard Neighborhood Character Overlay, and deviations from certain development standards, found in the Landscaping Chapter, Multi-dwelling Building design standards, Townhouse standards and in the NC-SR Southside Riverfront Neighborhood Character Overlay. All decisions of the Design Review Board may be appealed to the City Council.


  • Seven members and one alternate
  • One to three-year staggered terms as determined by City Council

Membership may include

The Design Review Board must consist of seven regular members and one alternate member who shall represent the following four categories:

1. At least two members shall be from these design and planning professions:

  • Licensed Architect
  • Licensed Landscape Architect
  • Urban Planner
  • Urban Designer

2. At least one member shall be from these construction and building fields:

  • Licensed Civil Engineer
  • Licensed Contractor
  • Builder / Developer

3. At least one member shall represent the profession of graphic design, signage or wayfinding.
4. No more than one member shall represent the community at large and not be from the above listed professions.

All individuals who seek appointment to the Design Review Board should have a demonstrated interest in the design of the community and be motivated by a desire to serve fellow members of the community. Members of the board should be persons who, as a result of their training and experience, are qualified to analyze and interpret architectural and landscape drawings and site plans.

The alternate member serves in the absence or vacancy of any regular board member.

Members Start of Term End of Term
Maria Chesnut (Licensed Civil Engineer) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2023
Brandon Prinzing (Architect) (Chair) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2024
Karen Slobod (Graphics, Signage, Wayfinding -  Alternate) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2022
Donald Briggs (Architect) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2022
Heather McMilin (Builder, Developer) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2024
Bryan Topp (Architect) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2023
Levi Thane (Architect) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2024
Ryan Smith (Landscape Architect/Urban Designer) Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 31, 2023


Missoula Municipal Code (MMC)

For more information contact Community Planning, Development & Innovation at 406-552-6630.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.