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Design Advisory Board

Mission Statement

The mission of the Design Advisory Board is to support the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan and the implementation of the Zoning Code by promoting design excellence in Amherst.

The Design Advisory Board (DAB) supports the Planning Board/Director on matters related to building and site design for projects located within mixed-use zoning districts and other matters as referred. The DAB reviews proposed site plans for their application of the Town’s Design Guidelines within Mixed Use Districts and provides recommendations to the Planning Board/Director and other boards upon request.

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Jacqualine G. Berger, Councilmember


Dal Giuliani (C)  term expires  12/31/2024

Marissa Colucci (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Sara Svisco (M)  term expires  12/31/2020

Peter Talty, Jr. (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

Duncan Black (V)  term expires  12/31/2021


(C) Chairperson
(CC) Co-Chairperson
(M) Member
(O) Resource Person
(S) Secretary
(V) Vice Chairperson

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY

To verify, please call (716) 631-7013.

Meeting Dates

Thu., January  23, 2020,  06:00 PM

Thu., February  27, 2020,  06:00 PM

Mon., March  23, 2020,  06:00 PM

Thu., April  16, 2020,  06:00 PM

Thu., June  4, 2020,  06:00 PM

Thu., July  23, 2020,  06:00 PM

Thu., August  27, 2020,  06:00 PM

Thu., September  24, 2020,  07:00 PM

Thu., October  22, 2020,  06:00 PM

Thu., January  7, 2021,  06:00 PM

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221