The Design Advisory Panel (DAP) process encourages excellence in project architecture and site design to improve design compatibility with surrounding development, promote revitalization, and enhance property values. The DAP meets at 7:00 p.m. generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.  Meeting are currently being held virtually via WebEx with log in information located on the agenda as well as under the ‘Attend Meeting’ tab below.

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Upcoming Meeting


The Design Advisory Panel will hold their meeting on July 24, 2024. If you would like to register to observe the meeting, please see the "Attend the Meeting" tab for further instructions.

Submission Materials
Submit Comments

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 the 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.

Attend Meeting

Registering to Attend the Meeting as an Observer:

Join the meeting via computer: If you would like to join and listen to the meeting through your computer, you will need to register. Once registered, further instructions and a call-in attendee number will be provided via email.

Register Here

Join the meeting via telephone only: If you only want to listen to the meeting call 1-650-479-3207 at the meeting time.  When prompted, enter 231 475 34666 as the event access code, password: eSkmXsbD273 (37569723 when dialing from a phone or video system)

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. Meetings are currently being held virtually at 7:00 PM.

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


Staff Contact


dap@howardcountymd.gov | 410-313-2350


Panel Members

  • Robert Gorman, Chair
  • Ethan Marchant, Vice Chair
  • Dan Lovette
  • Fred Marino
  • Larry Quarrick
  • Shahriar Etemadi
  • Kellie Hollenbeck

Meeting Materials & Minutes



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