The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is an advisory board, to the Board of County Supervisors and other county officials, on the protection of local historical and cultural resources. Duties include reviewing National Register Nominations and Certified Local Government grant applications; conducting an ongoing inventory of historic properties in the County and reviewing certificates of appropriateness.
When a homeowner, whose home is within a historic overlay district, performs substantial alterations or makes any changes to the outside appearance of the home they must first apply to the Architectural Review Board for a Certificate of Appropriateness. Virginia law requires any locality with one or more historic district to designate a review board that reviews and issues a Certificate of Appropriateness for structural alteration and/or demolition within the historic district/districts. The ARB serves as a review board for the Buckland Historic Overlay District which is the only historic overlay district currently within the County.
A majority of ARB members must have professional experience in one of the following fields: architecture, archaeology, history, or planning. In addition, ARB members are required to attend State approved training on a yearly basis.
When there is an agenda the ARB usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192 or the James J. McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192 or as noted below.
ARB meetings are open to the public.
The ARB is not scheduled to meet in March 2015.
The next regular meeting of the ARB will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p. m. in the Potomac Conference Room of the James J. McCoart Administration Building
The Agenda is usually posted five days before the meeting.
Click on a link below to view the approved brief from that meeting.
Gail H. Johnson 8150 Cancun CourtGainesville, VA 20155
Vito Losardo, Jr., Chairman6901 Broadleaf TerraceGainesville, VA 20155
Nancy S. Pickens16087 Deer Park DriveDumfries, VA 22026
StaffJustin Patton, County Archaeologist,Planning Office Liaison703-792-5729
Toni Brzyski, ARB Secretary703-792-6832