Architectural Review Board

Agenda Package for September 10, 2020 (includes agenda, staff reports, and applications):

The work session of the Architectural Review Board is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.  At the work session, the Architectural Review Board will be reviewing the applications expected to be before the Board at the public meeting scheduled for September 10th.  The Board will not be taking any action or voting at the work session.

The public meeting of the Architectural Review Board is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

These meetings will be conducted by electronic communication means due to the COVID-19 pandemic disaster.  The Architectural Review Board will meet without a quorum physically present in one location and City staff will coordinate these  meetings remotely.  The meetings will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Citizens may register to speak at the public meeting on September 10, 2020, by emailing planning@roanokeva.gov by 12 noon on that day.  Citizens who register to speak will receive information to connect to this public meeting and present their views to the Architectural Review Board by electronic communication means.

Citizens may also submit comments to the Secretary to the Architectural Review Board at planning@roanokeva.gov on or prior to Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

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  5. Members
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Mission


The mission of the Architectural Review Board is to preserve, protect, and enhance the character of significant historic, architectural, or cultural properties located in historic districts by ensuring the design compatibility and appropriateness of new construction and alterations therein. The board also identifies historic properties and recommends historic designation for such properties.

Responsibilities


The Architectural Review Board’s primary duty is to administer the historic district regulations adopted by City Council, particularly as pertains to the city’s historic districts (H-1, Historic District and H-2, Neighborhood Preservation District). In doing so, the Board reviews new construction, alterations and demolition of structures located within historic districts in accordance with zoning regulations and adopted architectural design guidelines, and provides architectural and design expertise to City Council, City Administration, and other City Boards.

The Board also recommends historic landmark status and historic district protection for properties of significant historic, architectural or cultural value in the city, while assisting applicants in maintaining and enhancing the contributing architectural features of historic buildings through informal workshops and individual work sessions.

Our Passion


The Architectural Review Board is a group of seven volunteer citizens who are appointed by City Council. They are people who, by virtue of their profession or experience, are interested in architecture, construction, urban planning, historic preservation, and design issues. They are neighborhood leaders, architects, planners, property owners, and others.