When is Design Review Board approval required?

Design Review Board (DRB) review and approval is required for all new homes. DRB approval is also required if an applicant is seeking one or more exceptions to the Town’s Design Guidelines. The most common requests for exceptions include homes that exceed the maximum floor area under the Towns floor area ratio (FAR) guidelines, and additions or decks on hillsides where the floor elevation is more than 4-feet above grade

For more information, please refer to the Town of Moraga Design Guidelines document.

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1. When do I need Planning Department approval for my home remodeling?
2. How long will it take to get Planning approval of my home addition?
3. When is Design Review Board approval required?
4. How long does it take to get Design Review Board approval?
5. What is the maximum building height?
6. Is Design Review Board approval required for a second story addition?
7. What if I want to build closer to a property line than the setback allows?
8. What are the Town's requirements if I want to build a shed on my property?
9. What are the setbacks for an arbor or gazebo?
10. What are the requirements for building decks?
11. What are the regulations for an accessory dwelling unit at my home?
12. Can a basketball hoop be placed in the public street?
13. What are the regulations on children's outdoors play structures (tree house, etc.)?