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(703) 491-1918

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ARB Meeting Schedule

The ARB meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Town Hall, 314 Mill Street.  All meetings are open to the public.  Applications must be submitted to Town Hall by noon on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled meeting in order to be placed on the agenda for consideration by the ARB.  Please contact Town Hall for general questions.


2017 Meeting Schedule

Agenda items are due at Town Hall by noon on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled meeting in order to be included on the meeting agenda.

Meeting Date

Agenda Deadline

January 10, 2017

January 4, 2017
February 14, 2017February 8, 2017
March 22, 2017 (Rescheduled)March 8, 2017
April 11, 2017April 5, 2017
May 9, 2017May 3, 2017
June 13, 2017June 7, 2017
July 6, 2017June 27, 2017
August 8, 2017August 2, 2017
September 12, 2017September 6, 2017
October 10, 2017October 4, 2017
November 14, 2017November 8, 2017
December 12, 2017December 6, 2017


Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Meeting DateAgendaMinutes
February 11, 2014AgendaMinutes
April 8, 2014Agenda
May 13, 2014Agenda
May 26, 2014Agenda
June 10, 2014
July 8, 2014
July 22, 2014 (Special Meeting)
August 12, 2014
September 9, 2014
September 17, 2014 (Special Meeting)
October 14, 2014
November 17, 2014
December 16, 2014Agenda
January 13, 2015AgendaMinutes
February 10, 2015AgendaMinutes
March 10, 2015AgendaMinutes
April 14, 2015AgendaMinutes
June 9, 2015AgendaMinutes
July 14, 2015AgendaMinutes
August 11, 2015AgendaMinutes
September 8, 2015AgendaMinutes
October 13, 2015AgendaMinutes
November 10, 2015AgendaMinutes
December 8, 2015AgendaMinutes
January 12, 2016AgendaMinutes
February 9, 2016AgendaMinutes
March 8, 2016AgendaMinutes
April 12, 2016AgendaMinutes
May 10, 2016AgendaMinutes
June 14, 2016AgendaMinutes
July 19, 2016AgendaMinutes
August 9, 2016AgendaMinutes
September 13, 2016AgendaMinutes
September 16, 2016 (Special Meeting)AgendaMinutes
September 27, 2016 (Work Session)AgendaMinutes
October 11, 2016AgendaMinutes
November 22, 2016 - CANCELED

December 13, 2016 - CANCELED

January 10, 2017AgendaMinutes
February 14, 2017AgendaMinutes
March 22, 2017 ​Rescheduled from March 14, 2017AgendaMinutes
April 11, 2017AgendaMinutes
May 9, 2017 - CANCELED

June 13, 2017 AgendaMinutes
July 6, 2017AgendaMinutes
August 8, 2017Agenda
September 12, 2017Agenda


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ARB Guidelines, Forms and Information


Signage Approval in Occoquan

Previously, the ARB was responsible for reviewing and approving all signage requests within the Historic District during their monthly meeting.  On November 1, 2016, the Town Council adopted a revised sign ordinance that now requires signage be reviewed by the Town's Zoning Administrator or designee and is no longer required to be approved by the ARB. This change allows signage requests to be reviewed and approved in a more efficient and timely manner. The ARB still provides guidance on color, location, size and material of signage within the historic district through the ARB Guidelines.  The Guidelines should be referenced by all applicants and all applications will be reviewed for compliance with the guidelines and Article VIII of the Chapter 66 of the Town Code.  Applications for signage are available online and are to be submitted to Town Hall for review and approval. 


Exterior changes to buildings and properties within the Historic District still require application and review by the ARB prior to work beginning.  See below for more information


Applicable Forms and Information - Signage

Sign Application (Commercial, residential, waterfront, other)

Sign Regulations - Updated 0-2016-03

ARB Guidelines

Application for a Temporary Banner


Exterior Changes in the Historic District

Any modification to the exterior of a building in the historic district must be reviewed by the ARB prior to implementation.  Applicable modifications can include, but are not limited to, changes to roofs, windows, siding, doorways, fences, walls, overhangs, railings and decks.

Applicable Forms and Information

Exterior Elevations Application - ARB Application

Merchant Design Manual (Guidelines)

This document provides guidelines on architectural features appropriate for businesses in the historic district and is used by the ARB when considering applications for improvements and changes in the Historic District.


For Residents in the Historic District

Any modifications made to the exterior of your home must be reviewed by the ARB.  For information on appropriateness, view the Residential Design Manual.  Complete a Exterior Elevations Application to have proposed changes reviewed by the ARB.

Applicable Forms and Information

Residential Design Manual (Guidelines)

Exterior Elevations Application- ARB Application


Temporary Banner Request

Temporary Banner permits are issued by the Town Manager.  Complete the application and submit to the Town Manager at Town Hall or by e-mail.  Temporary banners can include grand openings or closings, and other special events.

Applicable Forms and Information

Application for a Temporary Banner

About the ARB

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is a board of town residents and a business representative appointed by the Town council to advise the Council with respect to maintenance of the historic and cultural integrity of both existing and proposed buildings within the historic district.  The ARB reviews all plans for new construction and changes or additions to existing buildings within the town’s historic district. 


​Board Membership

Brenda Seefeldt, Chair

Deb Cruz, Vice-Chair

Carol Bailey, Secretary

Matthew Dawson, Town Council Representative

Daniel Braswell, Planning Commission Representative

Carol Bryant, Alternate

Kelly Davis, Member

Alternate, Vacant

Business Representative, Vacant


 Architectural Review Board