Board of Architectural Review

Meetings

3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

Place

City Council Chambers (Live Broadcast on Charlottesville’s Own TV10

Membership

At least two (2) members of the BAR shall be licensed architects; one (1), a member of the city’s planning commission; two (2), owners of a business or commercial property in a design control district; one (1), an owner of residential property or a resident in a design control district; one(1), either a landscape architect or a licensed professional contractor; and two (2) shall be historians or have substantial background in history or historic preservation.

Term

4 years (2 term limit)

Purpose

Charlottesville’s Board of Architectural Review (BAR) is responsible for reviewing applications for certificates of appropriateness in the City’s architectural design control districts. The BAR addresses both preservation and design issues (exterior renovations, additions, new construction and demolitions). The BAR also acts in an advisory role to City Council, and city departments, boards and commissions. They recommend new historic surveys and districts, and are responsible for updating the preservation plan and design guidelines.

MEMBERS

TERMS

Ronald Bailey, Residential Owner - DCD
1/1/2020-12/31/2023
Roger Birle, Historian
u9/20/2022-12/31/2023
Breck Gastinger, Landscape Architect
1/1/2021-12/31/2024
Cheri Lewis, Commercial Property Owner - DCD
1/1/2022-12/31/2025
Carl Schwarz, Planning Commission rep.
9/1/2022-8/31/2026
Dave Timmerman, Architect
1/1/2022-12/31/2025
Tyler Whitney, Architect
u9/20/2022-12/31/2025
James Zehmer, Historian
1/1/2020-12/31/2023
Vacant, Commercial Property Owner - DCD  

u=unexpired term