Uptown Design Review Commission

The Town of Normal Uptown Design Review Commission was established by the Town Council in 2002 and consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and Council for 3-year terms.  This Commission applies design guidelines in the B-2 Central Business District (Uptown Normal) in a manner that fosters and promotes high quality, attractive development and the rehabilitation of structures within the District.

The Uptown Design Review Commission serves the following purposes:

  • To apply design guidelines applicable in the B-2 Central Business District
  • To approve applications for Certificates of Compliance under the Uptown design review guidelines set forth in Division 17 of Chapter 15 of the Municipal Code
  • To administer the Moratz Facade Improvement Grant Program, which offers financial assistance for eligible projects in Uptown
  • To recommend to the Town Council amendments to Division 17 of Chapter 15 of the Municipal Code 
  • To undertake any other activity referred to the Commission by the Town Council or that will promote the purposes set forth in Division 17 of Chapter 15 of the Municipal Code 
If you are interested in serving on this commission, please fill out an Interest Form.  Your information will be kept on file and considered as vacancies arise.

Notice: The Uptown Design Review Commission currently has one vacant position


  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Second Monday of each month
  • Uptown Station, 3rd Floor, Ron Hill Conference Room, 11 Uptown Circle
  • Always open to the public
  • Free parking in the attached parking deck

Members (Term Expiration)

  • Rick Kentzler (3/31/2026)
  • Dave Burnison, Chair (3/31/2024)
  • Dennis French (3/31/2024)
  • Kyle Glandon, Vice Chair (3/31/2026)
  • Charles McGuire (3/31/2026)
  • Jack Fahler (3/31/2027)  
  • Marsha Fogarty (3/31/2027)


Agendas available prior to the meetings.


Minutes available following approval.


Reports available prior to meetings.


  1. The Town of Normal is dedicated to providing aids and services leading to effective communication for persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town’s initiatives. If you need assistance accessing or reading materials provided by the Town, please reach out to the Town of Normal ADA Coordinator Greg Troemel at 309-454-9580.