Architectural Review Board

Type: Board

Meeting Frequency: Second Thursday, at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber

Contact: Secretary, Donna Payne, (540)-853-1146, donna.payne@roanokeva.gov

Members: Seven Members, (*) Denotes Non-City Residency

MemberTerm of OfficeEligible for Reappointment
John Fulton
10/01/19
No
Katherine Gutshall
10/01/21
Yes
Bill Hume
10/01/19
Yes
Bill Mason
10/01/21
Yes
Drew Kepley10/01/20
Yes
Anne s. Beckett10/01/22
Yes
Shawn Swain10/01/22
Yes

Purpose: To assist City Council in administering the City’s historic districts; to review new construction, modifications, and demolition in the historic districts; to preserve, Protect, and encourage appropriate rehabilitation of the City’s designated historic, Architectural, and cultural resources; to recommend for historic landmark status and Historic district protection, significant historic, architectural and cultural landmarks, structures, and buildings in the City; to provide architectural expertise to City Council and the administration when requested.

NOTE: See Chapter 36.1, Zoning, Article VII, Administration, Division 2, Architectural Review Board, Sec. 36.1-640, of the Code of the City of Roanoke (1979), as amended. The ARB will consist of seven members appointed by majority vote of City Council. Members shall hold no elected public office. At least two members, but not more than three, shall be registered architects. In making an appointment, City Council shall consider the appointee’s interest or competence in, or knowledge of, historic preservation and the history of the City. A stipend of $100.00 per month, or $1200.00 annually, is paid to members upon attainment of certification through the Virginia Certified Architectural Review Program. New members will be required to attain certification within one year of the date of appointment.

The certification requirement was suspended pursuant to Ordinance No. 36935-010305, until the Virginia Certified Architectural Review Board Program is established.

For additional information, please contact the Secretary to the Board or click here.