The Emerald Lake Hills Design Review Officer is appointed by the Community Development Director (who is the Design Review Administrator) to act as an assistant of the Design Review Administrator as the Design Review Officer, who may exercise all of the powers of the Design Review Administrator. The Design Review Officer ensures that new development is compatible with the physical setting of the site and the visual character of the community.

Specific design standards for each community have been adopted by the County (contained in the Design Review (DR) Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 28.1)) which is used by the Officer to evaluate and take action on each application.

Public hearings for Emerald Lake Hills Design Review Officer are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 PM in Room 101 in the County Office Building located at 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063.

Construction over 500 sq. ft. is subject to officer review and application requirements.  Minor repair, replacement and construction up to 500 sq. ft. that complies with zoning district requirements may be exempt from officer review but subject to application requirements for an exemption.

For additional information, please contact Erica Adams at (650) 363-1828. A planner at the Planning Counter may be reached at (650) 363-1825.

Note: This hearing body allows for both in-person and remote participation. Please follow the instructions and Zoom link at the top of the agenda to participate remotely.

Emerald Lake Hills Design Review Meeting & Process Calendar

See the schedule for hearings of the Emerald Lake Hills Design Review Officer with accompanying dates pertaining to project application submissions and appeals.

Archive of Past Hearings

View past agendas, staff report packets, and minutes for hearings older than the current year and starting from 2013.