Downtown Design Committee
Out of an abundance of caution due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all City of Portsmouth Planning Department offices are currently physically closed to the public. However, our staff is still working and is here to assist you virtually. The public is encouraged to use the city’s online options for services.
The Downtown Design Committee will resume meeting with the July 7, 2020 meeting. The meeting will be held virtually.
Staff is now accepting applications. The deadline for the July 7, 2020 meeting is June 23, 2020.
Visit this page for more details regarding virtual meetings and status.
Applicants are encouraged to contact staff via email or phone.
- 6:00 p.m.
- 1st Tuesday of each month
- City Hall Building
School Board Conference Room, 3rd Floor
- Meeting Schedule Opens a New Window.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
- Ian Vaughan, Chairman
- Jeffrey Butts, Vice Chairman
- Danielle Babcheck
- Quiana Crittenden
- Chris Crowder
- Nathan Lahy
- Cindy Madison
- Dawn Richardson
Downloaded and print off the Certificate of Appropriateness Application Form (PDF).
The Downtown Design Committee is to preserve the character of the downtown design districts via promoting the preservation and restoration of existing structures; and, promoting new structures that compliment the character of the downtown design districts.