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Architectural Review Board
The Architectural Review Board was created to act in accordance with the Norfolk City Zoning Ordinance 9-1. Duties include: advising the planning commission, the city council, or any other committee established by the city council, while adopting historic or architectural standards and reviewing applications for the designation and boundaries of historic districts. The board also administers the zoning regulations with regard to historic districts, historic overlay districts, and historic structures and landmarks.

Architectural Review Meeting Agendas

Membership Composition:

Nine (9) members appointed by the council, including two registered architects, two archaeologists, historians or architectural historians, one landscape architect, one person trained in engineering, real estate or planning, two residents or owners of property in one of the city’s historic zoning districts and one member of the city planning commission.

City Staff Contact:
Susan McBride
Principal Planner, Historic