The updates to Woodside's residential design guidelines are nearing their second anniversary, as is the conceptual design review -- an intermediary step meant to reduce the likelihood of surprises when a property owner brings a project to the Architectural and Site Review Board for analysis.
The Town Council will meet for a 90-minute study session with the ASRB at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Independence Hall at 2955 Woodside Road.
Given that the range of topics may include issues surrounding basements and tunnels, site grading, lot-line adjustments, fences and gates, accessory structures, quantitative versus qualitative criteria and total floor area, 90 minutes isn't much time.
ASRB members will have two minutes to three minutes each to introduce their concerns, the mayor will oversee discussions on the topics mentioned above, and council members will comment of what they expect from the ASRB and design reviews, followed by direction, if any, to the ASRB and staff.
Among other topics: hiring consultant(s) to study consistency between the municipal code and the general plan, and officially adding some clout to the ASRB's decisions.
"The Town Council and Architectural and Site Review Board have very important roles in the governance and preservation of Woodside's finest attributes," Town Manager Kevin Bryant said in a statement. "This is an important opportunity for all members to interact directly, and I hope you find it time well spent."