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.
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.
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, 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
Adriana Moss, 1st Term: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2023
Carthon Davis III, Vice Chair, 1st Term: 01/1/2018 - 12/31/2021
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.