The Design Advisory Panel (DAP) process encourages excellence in project architecture and site design to improve design compatibility with surrounding development, to promote revitalization, and to enhance property values. The DAP meets at 7:00 p.m. generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. 

DAP Review Areas

Use the interactive map to see which properties may be subject to DAP review

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Current Meeting


There is no meeting on September 9, 2020 due to lack of submissions.

Submission Materials

Submit Comments to the DAP

Thank you for your interest in the Design Advisory Panel process. Meetings are open to the public. Participation by members of the public is limited to submission of comments in writing on design issues in advance of the DAP meeting.

Please use the web comment form to submit comments on design issues related to upcoming agenda items. All web submissions received by 5:00 pm on the day of the DAP meeting will be provided to Design Advisory Panel members and the project applicant.

Panel Members

Fred Marino, Chair

Robert Gorman, Vice Chair

Ethan Marchant

Sujit Mishra

Larry Quarrick

Vivian Stone

Dan Lovette

Additional Information

Meeting Schedule / Application Deadlines / Submittal Checklist

Meetings are held when there are applications to review, generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, except in November and December when meetings are usually scheduled for the first and third Wednesday. Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

Application deadlines are noted in the printable calendar. Applicants should refer to the submittal checklist when preparing a submission for the DAP.


Rules of Procedure

Rules of Procedure - updated January 2017

Past Meeting Materials

Materials are posted as soon as practicable and remain available for 12 months following the meeting date. To view the meeting summary click on the meeting date link. To view the applicant presentation click on the project title link.

2020 Meeting Materials

August 12 - Kit Kat Road | Audio

July 8 - Corridor Square | Audio

June 24 - Crested View | Audio

June 10 - Paddock Pointe Signage | Audio

May 27 | Audio

February 26 - Chick-Fil-A on Route 40 | Audio

January 8 - Normandy Shopping Center PAD Site Building, Normandy PAD Site Updated Landscape Plan,  Lyhus Property | Audio

2019 Meeting Materials

October 30 - Columbia Mall Sears/Grocery Store Entrance Improvements | Audio

October 16 - Columbia Mall Refresh and Wayfinding Signange | Audio

August 28 - Laurel Park Parcel D | Audio

July 10 - Taco Bell, Elkridge and Primrose School| Audio

June 26 - Dorsey Overlook | Audio

June 12 - Blue Stream Phase III and Children's Lighthouse Daycare | Audio

May 8 - Wendy's, North Laurel and Dorsey Overlook | Audio

April 24 - Wendy's Elkridge and Laurel Park Station | Audio

March 27Sheraton Lakefront Hotel | Audio

February 27