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


September 25, 2019 - Meeting Canceled


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

Juan Rodriguez

Vivian Stone

Additional Information

Meeting Schedule, Application Deadlines and 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.




     Submittal Checklist      2019 Meeting Calendar










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.

2019 Meeting Materials

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 27Merriweather District Hotel | Audio

January 9 - Nature's Medicines and Jordan Overlook | Audio 

2018 Meeting Materials

December 5 - Normandy Shopping Center, Tabacco Leaf, and Elkridge Crossing II

November 28 - Jordan Overlook and Columbia Lakefront Neighborhood Design Guidelines

October 24 - Downtown Columbia Lakefront Neighborhood Square

October 10 - Riverwatch II

September 26 - Elkridge Crossing II on Washington Blvd.

July 25 - Lakeview Retail along Broken Land Parkway

June 27 - Dorsey Overlook at Route 108, east of Columbia Road

June 13 - Hines Property Age Restricted Development at 10752 Scaggsville Road

May 9 - Cube Smart Storage at 6300 Washington Blvd., Elkridge

April 11 - Chatham Gas Station, Dorsey Overlook, and Blue Stream Phase 3

February 14 - Oxford Square Parcel W and Long Reach Village Center Redevelopment

January 24 - Wilson Village Age Restricted Housing and Erickson Senior Living at Limestone Valley

January 10 - Oxford Square Parcel V: The Yards

2017 Meeting Materials 

December 13 - Long Reach Village Center and River Hill Square

December 6 -  Erickson Senior Living at Limestone Valley 

November 15 - Taco Bell at 8620 Washington Blvd. 

November 1 - Waterloo Fire Station at 7645 Port Capital Drive and Roberts Property on Washington Blvd.

October 11 - Blue Stream Towns 3

September 27- Eden Brook, 8580 Guilford Road and Brightview Senior Living, 6680 Martin Road

Applicable Manuals and Guidelines

Route 1 Manual

Route 40 Design Manual

Downtown Wide Design Guidelines

Clarksville Pike Streetscape Plan and Design Guidelines

Staff Contact | 410-313-2350