Meridian Design & Development

Statement of Purpose

The Meridian International Business Center is often included among the finest business parks in North America. The aesthetic and fiscal value of the properties has outpaced other area sub markets including the central business district in Denver for many years. This quality is maintained through the implementation of protective covenants, which include strict design controls. These covenants establish a high set of standards for planning and design, which are fair to all parties, while maintaining exceptional value for each property within Meridian International Business Center.

Protective Covenants

The Protective Covenants of Meridian International Business Center legally apply to all land that is part of Meridian, regardless of ownership, and are independent of the zoning and land use regulations of local government.

Applicable Documents

The system of land use control created by the Covenants includes not only the Covenants, but also a Master Plan, Design Criteria and Review Procedures. These documents are available through the Design Control Committee offices or by using the following link to obtain MIBC Design Guidelines online.

Design Control Committee

The Covenants and supporting documents are administered and enforced by a Design Control Committee ("DCC"). A current listing of members can be found below.

Activities Necessitating Review

Under the Covenants, any proposal to construct, modify or demolish improvements with Meridian must have plan approval from the DCC prior to commencement. The DCC's review and approval process also applies to signage, changes in property use, and maintenance activities that take place on, or with respect, to property that is part of Meridian. The DCC meets on a regular basis to review plan submittals. After the DCC approves a plan submittal, an applicant may proceed with a project, but only in strict compliance with the terms and conditions of approval. The DCC performs periodic site inspections, both during development and on an ongoing basis thereafter to ensure compliance.

Committee Membership

The Design Control Committee is made up of six (6) regular members. Of these six (6), at least two (2) members must be architects and one (1) member must be currently engaged in land planning practice. All other members must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in land planning or development. Membership is as follows:

Mr. Lee Dehmlow, Chairman
Mr. Dehmlow is a Development Manager with Shea Properties. He has 35 years of experience in the building industry, spanning commercial, institutional and residential sectors, including both project and management roles in construction, architecture, and project development.

Mr. Michael Barber, Architect
Mr. Barber is a practicing architect with 35 years of experience. He is the Director of Design at Barber Architecture and has been responsible for the design of numerous public and private projects for regional and national clients. He is the recipient of awards for architecture and planning and has won ten major design competitions. Mr. Barber is a member of other design review committees, including membership in the Federal Design Excellence program.

Mr. John Kilrow
Mr. Kilrow is a Senior Vice President with Shea Properties with over 25 years experience in commercial development. His background includes extensive involvement in architectural design reviews and covenant administration primarily associated with Shea’s various commercial and residential communities.

Mr. Eric Hecox
Mr. Hecox is a Vice President with Shea Properties. He has over 25 years experience in commercial development. His background includes extensive involvement in architectural design reviews and covenant administration, primarily associated with Shea's various commercial and residential communities.

Mr. Phil McCurdy, AIA
Mr. McCurdy is the Principal of the Architecture Group at the Denver office of Gensler, an international architecture and planning firm. In more than 30 years of practice he has had the opportunity to lead projects both locally and nationally. He serves on Gensler’s national Practice Area for Buildings and Campuses and on the City of Denver's Design Review Board for the Cherry Creek North mixed-use district.

DCC Staff:   

Ms. Galina Butylev
Community Services Manager

Ms. Karol Bird-Gomez
Design Review, Covenant Administration

John F. Forhan, Esq.
Legal Counsel 

Design Guidelines

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Metropolitan District Information

Contact Us

Architectural Control Committee
6380 Fiddlers Green Cir., Suite 400,
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
Phone: 303-773-1700
Fax: 303-740-6954
Click Here to E-Mail Karol Bird-Gomez


Other Review Agencies


Douglas County Offices: 303-660-7400
100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO 80104

Planning & Zoning: 303-660-7460; Fax: 303-660-9550

Building: 303-660-7497; Fax: 303-660-0041

Public Works: 303-660-7490; Fax: 303- 688-9343


Parker Fire District 
Station #1 – Administration Office:
10235 Parkglenn Way; Parker, Colorado 80138-8018

Centennial Airport: 303-790-0598; Fax: 303-790-2129

Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority: 7800 S. Peoria St.; Englewood, CO 80112