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Architectural Review Board
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.

  • 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

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 - 12/31/2018
  • Sabina Weitzman, Vice-Chair        1st Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2018
  • Susan Pates                                   1st Term: 09/27/2011 - 12/31/2016
  • John Van Zandt                               2nd Term: 01/01/2014-12/31/2018 
  • Jamie Scully                                  2nd Term: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2017
  • Kerri Barile                                    2nd Term: 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2019
  • Kenneth McFarland                         1st Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2018

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

715 Princess Anne St.
Room 215
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

PO Box 7447
Fredericksburg, VA 22404

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

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