Urban Design Advisory Committee

This five member committee was established by City Council in July 1994 to review development plans for compliance with the Urban Design Guidelines of Old Town North. Applications are presented to UDAC on an as-needed basis and are discussed during public meetings. The committee provides comments to applicants and staff to guide proposals and, ultimately, makes a recommendation to the Planning Commission and City Council.

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UDAC membership consists of two residents representing the Old Town North residential community, two representatives of the Old Town North business community and one qualified professional skilled in urban design, architecture or landscape architecture. Committee meetings are held on an as-needed basis and are open to the public.


Contact Dirk H. Geratz, Principal Planner, or Michael Swidrak, Urban Planner, 703.746.4666

Past Meeting Materials

For the UDAC Meeting Archive click here.

Advisory Committee

  • Stephen W. Kulinski, A.I.A., Chair - Old Town Business Community Representative
  • Marie Tavernini, Vice Chair - Old Town North Residential Community Representative
  • Abbey Oklak, Secretary - Urban Design, Architecture or Landscape Architecture Representative
  • Engin Arteml - Old Town North Business Community Representative
  • Roger Waud - Old Town North Residential Community Representative

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact the City Clerk's Office at 703 746-4550.