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City of Bismarck
Community Development Department
Planning Division
Phone: 701-355-1840
FAX: 701-222-6450
TDD: 711
PO Box 5503
Bismarck, ND 58506-5503
planning@bismarcknd.gov
Last Revised 01/01/19
DOWNTOWN
DESIGN REVIEW
APPLICATION
Application submitted for (check all that apply):
New Construction
Addition to Building(s)
Renovation/Alteration of Building(s)
Public Art
Streetscape Improvement
Demolition
Sign Appeal
APPLICANT
Name:
Mailing Address:
CONTACT PERSON (IF DIFFERENT THAN APPLICANT)
Name:
Mailing Address:
PARCEL INFORMATION
Street Address:
Legal description:
(Lot, Block, Addition)
Current Property Owner:
(if different than applicant)
Zoning District:
DC - Downtown Core DF Downtown Fringe
Current Use of Property:
Anticipated Use (if different):
Is this property listed on or a contributing structure to the National Register of Historic Places? Yes No
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Complete project description including all proposed rehabilitation or construction work, both exterior and interior, updates,
modifications, additions, and/or removals. Include a full list of proposed exterior materials, colors and alterations. List any streetscape
elements and landscaping proposed with the project.
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CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
This application is an open record under NDCC 44-04 and will be available to the public for review. Telephone numbers
and e-mail that are provided to the Community Development Department for the purpose of communicating with an
applicant are exempt from this requirement and are considered to be confidential/non-public information.
This portion of the application must be completed, but it will be kept separate from the rest of the application and the
contact information contained herein will not be available to the public for review.
APPLICANT
Name:
Daytime Phone Number: E-mail:
PROPERTY OWNER (IF DIFFERENT THAN APPLICANT):
Name:
Daytime Phone Number: E-mail:
CONTACT PERSON/AGENT (IF DIFFERENT THAN APPLICANT/PROPERTY OWNER):
Name:
Daytime Phone Number: E-mail:
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APPLICATION DEADLINES:
The Renaissance Zone Authority regularly meets on the Second Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in the in the David J.
Blackstead Meeting Room, City-County Office Building, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota. For
consideration during a monthly meeting:
Downtown Design Review applications are due by 5:00 pm on the Monday that is 24 calendar days prior to
that meeting.
REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, AND GUIDELINES:
Downtown Design Review is administered according to the following written documents, each of which are available on
the City of Bismarck website:
Downtown Design Review
o City of Bismarck Code of Ordinances Title 14
(includes hyperlinks in the Table of Contents):
Section 14-04-21.1 (Downtown Core)
Section 14-04-21.2 (Downtown Fringe)
o City of Bismarck Code of Ordinances Title 4
(includes hyperlinks in the Table of Contents)
Section 4-04-09 (Relating to Downtown Signs)
o 2015 Downtown Design Guidelines
CERTIFICATION:
Applicant certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, the information contained in the application and
attached hereto is true and correct. Applicant also certifies that he/she understands all written requirements, policies,
and guidelines of the Renaissance Zone Authority, acting as the Downtown Design Review Committee, the City of
Bismarck, and/or the State of North Dakota governing the use of the procedure being applied for:
________________________________________________________ ________________________________
(Applicant’s Signature) (Printed Name) (Date)
If the property owner(s) and applicant are different, the property owner certifies that he/she has full knowledge of this
application and consents to its submission:
________________________________________________________ ________________________________
(Property Owner’s Signature, if different) (Printed Name) (Date)
________________________________________________________ ________________________________
(Additional Property Owner’s Signature, if applicable) (Printed Name) (Date)
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THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION FORM:
Applying for:
Downtown Design
Review
Submitted
N/A
Application Fee of $150.00
Scaled and dimensioned site plan, showing:
building location and adjacent structures
off-street parking
driveways and curb cuts
landscaping
streetscape elements including street lights, benches,
etc.
any other site elements relevant to the ordinance or
guidelines.
Building elevations/renderings clearly defined for all sides
visible from a public right of way, showing:
exterior building material(s) and color(s)
locations of windows and doors
location of finished floor levels
any projections from the building face (e.g. cornices,
eaves, canopies, signs, etc.)
the locations of any mechanical, electrical, or utility-
related equipment and any proposed screening
thereof
Any other building elements relevant to the ordinance
or guidelines.
Samples of proposed materials
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