Design Review Board Process

The design review process has been developed to insure that all new construction, alterations and renovations to existing buildings and major site improvements conform to the guiding principles of Empire Pass, as outlined in the Design Guidelines.

The Design Review Board suggests that Owners and their Consultants carefully review The Design Guidelines and begin the review process as early as possible to allow ample time to obtain required approvals and building permits.  Improvements will require the submission of plans, specifications, and the appropriate application fee. Owners are to retain competent assistance from approved Architects, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, Contractors, or other Consultants as necessary.

The DRB evaluates all development proposals on the basis of the Design Guidelines. Some of the Guidelines are written as broad standards and the interpretation of these standards is at the discretion of the DRB.

Design Review Process Overview:  Major Improvements

  • Pre-Design Conference
  • Preliminary Design Review
  • Final Design Review
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Final Construction and Landscape Observation

Having secured Final Design Approval from the DRB, Owners must also meet all submittal and approval requirements of Park City and any other requisite Municipal Authority.  Consult the Empire Pass Design Guidelines for more detailed information.

Design Review Process Overview:  Minor Improvements

  • Final Design Review
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Final Observation

Specific submission requirements and application fees will be determined on a case-by-case basis, as required by the nature of the Improvement. Consult Book 4 of the Empire Pass Design Guidelines for more specific information.