UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Architectural Review Board

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For Information on the 2020 Design Guidelines update, please click here

 **Meeting dates are subject to change.  Please check back for updates.

The Architectural Review Board consists of seven members appointed by City Council who demonstrate interest, competence or knowledge in historic preservation and has the following duties:

  • No building, structure, sign or exterior architectural feature within the Architectural Preservation District AP or the Corridor Protection District CP shall be erected, reconstructed, altered or restored unless approval has been granted by the Board.
  • Interior features or alterations are not subject to review.
  • No historic landmark, building or structure in an Architectural Preservation District AP shall be razed, demolished or moved in whole or in part unless approval has been granted by the Board.

The Board meets twice a month and appeals to an Architectural Review Board decision are to City Council.

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