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Architectural Review Board
Purpose
The Fredericksburg City Council has adopted a historic preservation ordinance to maintain the unique character of downtown Fredericksburg. The purpose of the Architectural Review Board is to maintain the historic and architectural integrity of designated historic areas.

Meetings
  • Twice monthly
    • Second Monday of each month for public hearing at 7:30 p.m.
    • Fourth Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:30 p.m. 
     
  • Council Chambers
    City Hall
    715 Princess Anne St.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda  |  View All Agendas and Minutes  |  Public Notices

Members
The Architectural Review Board is a panel of seven knowledgeable citizens appointed by the City Council to review submitted applications.
  • John Harris, Chair                          1st Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017
  • Sabina Weitzman, Vice-Chair        1st Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017
  • Susan Pates                                   1st Term: 09/27/2011 - 12/31/2016
  • John Van Zandt                               2nd Term: 01/01/2014-12/31/2017 
  • Jamie Scully                                  2nd Term: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2016
  • Kerri Barile                                    2nd Term: 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2019
  • Kenneth McFarland                         1st Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017

Applications
The Historic District Ordinance requires that property owners within the district obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Architectural Review Board before adding on or making exterior alterations to their buildings or for any new construction in the district.  A certificate is also required for any signs.

Applications are submitted to the Community Planning and Building Department. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Filing deadlines are established to allow sufficient time to process applications and comply with public notification requirements. Public notices will appear in The Free Lance-Star. .

Contact Us
Kate S. Schwartz
Historic Resources Planner
Email

715 Princess Anne St.
Room 215
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

PO Box 7447
Fredericksburg, VA 22404

Ph: 540-372-1179
Fx: 540-372-6412

Hours
8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday