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 7:00 p.m.
    • Fourth Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 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.

  • Jonathan Gerlach, Chair 1st Term: 2/14/2017 - 12/31/2020
  • Sabina Weitzman, Vice-Chair 2nd Term: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2021
  • Susan Pates 2nd Term: 1/1/2017 -12/31/2020
  • Karen Irvin 1st Term: 1/1/2018-12/31/2021
  • James Whitman 1st Term: 01/1/2018 -12/31/2021
  • Kerri Barile 2nd Term: 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2019
  • Carthon Davis, III 1st Term: 01/1/2018 - 12/31/2021

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, 8:00 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.