City Seal City of Fredericksburg, Virginia Hon. Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor
Hon. William C. Withers, Jr., Vice-Mayor, Ward Two
Hon. Kerry P. Devine, At-Large
Hon. Matthew J. Kelly, At-Large
Hon. Bradford C. Ellis, Ward One
Hon. Timothy P. Duffy, Ph.D., Ward Three
Hon. Charlie L. Frye, Jr., Ward Four
City Council


Council Chambers
715 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401

Joint Work Session City Council/Architectural Review Board
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:00 P.M
Executive Plaza 
601 Caroline Street, Third Floor
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Call to Order
Opening Remarks and Introduction of Facilitator, Joe Hensley - Timothy J. Baroody, City Manager
Introduction and Review of Guidelines and Desired Outcomes - Rev. Joe Hensley, Jr.
Input From City Council, ARB, and City Staff on Topics Below
Review of 2010 Historic Preservation Plan and Annual ARB Statistics
What is the vision for the future of the Historic District?
Discussion Topics/Working Group Action Items
(a) Review and update the 2010 Historic Preservation Plan
(b) Identify the biggest challenges facing the Historic District.
(c) Identify approaches the City should adopt to achieve its Historic District preservation goals.
How can we ensure coordination, cooperation, and transparency among the ARB, City Council, Planning staff, and the public?
Discussion Topics/Working Group Action Items
(a) Evaluate communications among the ARB, City Council, Planning staff, and the public.
(b) Determine how preservation goals can be integrated across all City departments.
(c) Identify methods to engage the public and stakeholder groups.
How can we foster consistency in the ARB decision-making process?
Discussion Topics/Working Group Action Items
(a) Plan for a review of the Historic District Handbook and applicable UDO sections.
(b) Evaluate training for ARB members and consider additional opportunities.
(c) Identify and integrate outside professional resources for ARB processes.
What economic incentives can be used to encourage high quality historic preservation projects?
Discussion Topics/Working Group Action Items
(a) Assess types of preservation incentives including real estate tax exemption, tax increment financing, low-interest and/or revolving loan funds, and grants.
Plan for the creation of a working group to substantively work on the topics identified.
Discussion Topics/Working Group Action Items
(a) What is the timeline for this group, i.e. when will meetings be held and when will they return with recommendations?
(b) Who are the members of the working group?
(c) Does the working group need a facilitator and who will that be?