Board of Architectural Review

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The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review (BAR) is a nine-member citizen board appointed by City Council that is responsible for protecting individually designated historic properties and properties within Architectural Design Control districts and Historic Conservation Districts within the city.

The BAR reviews changes to the exterior of designated properties in architectural design control districts. Their review includes new building construction, alterations, building additions, and demolitions. Some minor changes to the exterior of a property, such as paint color and signs, may be reviewed administratively by city staff.

The BAR generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.

City Council can overturn board decisions and did so in early May 2016 when they overturned a BAR ruling that denied a Venable neighborhood home from being expanded into a multifamily unit. [1]

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. [2]

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. [3]

Term

4 years (2 term limit)

Current members

  • Owner of residential property or a resident in a design control district: Ronald Bailey, (term expires 1/1/2024)
  • Landscape Architect: Breck Gastinger, (term expires 1/1/2024)
  • Planning Commission representative: Jody Lahendro
  • Business Commercial Property Owner: Cheri Lewis, (term expires 1/1/2004)
  • Business Commercial Property Owner (Owner of business in ADC District): Anderson McClure, (term expires 1/1/2022)
  • Licensed Architect: Tim Mohr, Licensed Architect (term expires 1/1/2022)
  • LIcensed Architect: Carl Schwarz, (term expires 1/1/2022)
  • Historian: James Zehmer (term expires 1/1/2024)
  • Historian: Vacant

Former Members

Members requirement prior to 2020

The Board must include at least two licensed architects; a member of the city's planning commission; two owners of a business or commercial property in a design control district; one owner of residential property or a resident in a design control district; either a landscape architect or a licensed professional contractor; and two historians or people with a substantial background in history or historic preservation. [6]

References

  1. Web. Council overturns BAR denial of Venable home expansion, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 4, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. Web. BAR Members, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 1 Feb 2012.
  3. Web. [ BAR Members], City of Charlottesville, retrieved 24 Feb 2021.
  4. Web. BAR Actions, August 16, 2011, Mary Joy Scala, City of Charlottesville, retrieved August 19, 2011.
  5. Web. BAR Actions, August 16, 2011, Mary Joy Scala, City of Charlottesville, retrieved August 19, 2011.
  6. Web. BAR Members, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 1 Feb 2012.

External Links

Board of Architectural Reviewon the City website.