Review Process

Guiding Development Around the Atlanta BeltLine

The Design Review Committee is an advisory group of subject-matter experts that provides design consultation, review, and recommendations for all Special Administrative Permits within a half-mile of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. The Committee is tasked to assist the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning and Community Development in guiding development around the Atlanta BeltLine according to the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea Master Plans.

Before You Start the Review Process

  1. Determine if you’re in the BeltLine Planning area. View map to enter your location.
  2. Understand the Subarea Master Plans: The 10 master plans contain land use recommendations, transportation improvement recommendations and park master plans (where applicable). Master plans have been shaped and informed by neighborhood residents offering detailed feedback. View plans for ten sub-areas to gain a better understanding of the BeltLine Corridor framework and recommendations. Review Subarea Master Plans.

REVIEW PROCESS

The Design Review Committee aims to ensure design excellence and a high standard for quality development around the Atlanta BeltLine. Follow these steps to submit your project to the Design Review Committee.

Step 1: Attend a Pre-Application Meeting

(optional but encouraged)
Applicants are encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting with Office of Planning staff before submitting a request to the DRC, and before submitting an Application for a Special Administrative Permit.

Step 2: Complete the DRC Application

Complete the DRC application.

Applicants must submit all of the following to get placement on the next DRC meeting agenda:

  1. A written project summary that describe in detail the new construction, alternations, repairs or other changes to the exterior of the existing structure and/or the site.
  2. Property Information (e.g. Address, Current Zoning, NPU, Sub-Area, Land District/Lot).
  3. Identification of all administrative variances/variations requested and written justification for each requested.
  4. Digital drawings (to-scale) of site plan, landscape plans, and building elevations (3D renderings preferred) applicable to the scope of work.
  5. Digital images of the existing property (N, S, E, and W prospective).

Step 3: Get on the DRC Agenda

E-mail Lynnette Reid to arrange placement on the next scheduled DRC meeting agenda. Check the right sidebar to see the next few scheduled DRC meetings.

Technical Assistance meetings are offered by the Atlanta BeltLine for applicants seeking in-depth discussion on project-specific matters of the development. E-mail Lynnette Reid to arrange a meeting.

Step 4: Present to the DRC

Applicants must bring the following materials to the scheduled DRC meeting:

  • A project summary or copy of the Special Administrative Application (if applicable)
  • Copy of site plan
  • Copy of landscape plans (if applicable)
  • Copy of elevations of each exterior façade (3 dimensional rendering preferred)

Please note:

  • 12 copies of each document are required for distribution. Copies should be legible in high resolution.
  • Applicant must be prepared to present project to the DRC during the applicant’s assigned meeting date.
Planning Area

Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area

Use the map below to see if your property is within the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area. If the pin falls in a shaded area, click the area to find out which subarea your property is located.

Helpful Resources

Resources to Guide You Through the Review Process

Explore resources below to help you with the review and application process.

TitleDescriptionType
Download DRC 2019 Meeting Schedule

The DRC meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 5pm at the Atlanta BeltLine Inc. office. Download applicant schedule.

PDF
City of Atlanta’s Application for a Special Administrative Permit

Complete special administrative permit application via City of Atlanta, Office of Planning.

External Website
City of Atlanta’s BeltLine Overlay District Regulations

Review regulations in the BeltLine Overlay District.

External Website
Design Review Committee Resolution Adoption

The Design Review Committee was adopted by the Atlanta City Council on March 15, 2015 to assist the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning and Community Development in guiding development around the Atlanta BeltLine according to the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea Master Plans.

PDF
Design Review Committee 2020 Meeting Schedule
DRC Application

Apply for Review with the DRC

Applicants seeking to have their projects reviewed by the DRC must complete the following application and submit the required documentation.

Upon receiving your online application and materials, Atlanta BeltLine Staff will contact you to notify if your submission is complete, and to confirm your placement on the agenda.

DRC Meetings

DRC Meetings and Documentation

The DRC meetings are open to the public; however, there is not a public hearing component in these meetings. If you have comments to share with the DRC regarding a particular application, please submit your written comments to lreid@atlbeltine.org prior to the meeting date. All comments will be shared with the DRC in advance of the meeting.

Effective January 2020 – there will be a new DRC SAP filing deadline day and time

FILTER MEETINGS:
Meeting dateDetailsDocumentationSubmission Deadline
1574269200November 20, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    1573603200November 13, 2019 12:00am
    1576688400December 18, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
      1576022400December 11, 2019 12:00am
      Past Meetings
      1571245200October 16, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1570579200October 9, 2019 12:00am
      1568826000September 18, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1568160000September 11, 2019 12:00am
      1566406800August 21, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1565740800August 14, 2019 12:00am
      1563382800July 17, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1562716800July 10, 2019 12:00am
      1560963600June 19, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1560297600June 12, 2019 12:00am
      1557939600May 15, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1557273600May 8, 2019 12:00am
      1555520400April 17, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1554854400April 10, 2019 12:00am
      1553101200March 20, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1552435200March 13, 2019 12:00am
      1550682000February 20, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1550016000February 13, 2019 12:00am
      1547658000January 16, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm1546992000January 9, 2019 12:00am
      1544634000December 12, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1543968000December 5, 2018 12:00am
      1542214800November 14, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1541548800November 7, 2018 12:00am
      1539795600October 17, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1539129600October 10, 2018 12:00am
      1537376400September 19, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1536710400September 12, 2018 12:00am
      1534352400August 15, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1533772800August 9, 2018 12:00am
      1531933200July 18, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1531267200July 11, 2018 12:00am
      1529514000June 20, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1528848000June 13, 2018 12:00am
      1526490000May 16, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1525824000May 9, 2018 12:00am
      1524070800April 18, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm1523404800April 11, 2018 12:00am
      1521651600March 21, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
      1519232400February 21, 2018 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltline.org

      1518566400February 14, 2018 12:00am
      1516813200January 24, 2018 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1513184400December 13, 2017 5:00pm

      Note: The December 2017 meeting was moved the 13th of month, so to avoid holiday conflicts.

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1510765200November 15, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1508346000October 18, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1505926800September 20, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1502902800August 16, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1500483600July 19, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1498064400June 21, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1495040400May 17, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1492621200April 19, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1489597200March 15, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1487178000February 15, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1484758800January 18, 2017 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      For more information about how to get on the agenda, contact Lynnette Reid at lreid@atlbeltlineorg.staging.wpengine.com

      1481734800December 14, 2016 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      Note: *Meeting Dates near major holidays are subject to be rescheduled. Due to the Holiday the standing December meeting has been rescheduled to December 14, 2016.

      1479315600November 16, 2016 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      1476896400October 19, 2016 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      1474477200September 21, 2016 5:00pm

      Atlanta BeltLine DRC meetings begin at 5pm and applicants are assigned time slots on the agenda. Applicants must request to be on the agenda and provide all required submission materials by the Wednesday prior to the meeting or they will not be considered. Any requests submitted between submittal deadlines will be heard at the following month’s meeting.

      Material Submission Deadline: September 14, 2016

      1471453200August 17, 2016 5:00pm