Architectural Review Board

Meetings
Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday at 5:30 PM, or at the call of the Chairman.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared before each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members
The Architectural Review Board consists of 8 members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board of Aldermen. At least 3 of the members are building or design professionals, such as architects or engineers. 
  • Alderman Jon Benigas (Chairman), Ward 4
  • Elizabeth Proost, Ward 1
  • Fazil Sutcu, Ward 1
  • Angelo Arzano, Ward 2
  • Lou Forbringer, Ward 2
  • Mary Beth Benes, Ward 3
  • James (Jim) Woodworth, Ward 3
  • Bob Wilmering, Ward 4
Responsibilities

The Architectural Review Board shall:

1. Work with any applicant and interested party to find architectural design solutions for all parties, to the extent that the Board deems appropriate and feasible.

2. Consider and vote on all applications for permits for residential construction and reconstruction under this Article. Except as provided in Section 500.115(F) hereof, the decision of the Architectural Review Board on a residential application for architectural review shall be final.

3. Consider and approve all applications for permits for roof-mounted solar energy systems that are flush-mounted on the rear of the roof, on the side of the roof not facing onto a street, or on top of a flat roof and not visible from the ground, provided that the proposed solar energy system complies with the requirements set forth in the City's Code, including the standards set forth in Section 500.110.

4. Consider and vote on all applications for non-residential construction and reconstruction under this Article. The Architectural Review Board shall make a recommendation of approval or disapproval for non-residential construction and reconstruction that shall be referred to the Board of Aldermen for review and final decision.

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