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. The ARB meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public. More information on serving on a Town board or commission.
Brenda Seefeldt, Chair
Laurie Holloway, Vice-Chair, Town Council Representative
Carol Bailey, Secretary
Douglass Kastens, Member
Johnathan Torres, Member
Lori Domenech, Member
Vacant, Business Representative
Darryl Hawkins, Planning Commission Representative
*Contact Town Hall for questions relating to ARB.
Exterior Changes in the Historic District – Commercial and Residential Properties
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, paint color, decks, etc. Applications for exterior changes are available below and may be submitted to Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, along with a $10 application fee. Completed applications are then scheduled for the next regular ARB meeting for consideration. Applicants or a representative must attend the ARB meeting to present their request to the Board. Please ensure that applications are complete and include required support materials.
Applicable Forms and Information
Signage in the Town of Occoquan
Most signage in the Town of Occoquan require permitting prior to installation, including both commercial and residential properties in and outside of the Historic District. View Sign Permits for more information on allowable signage and applications. Sign permits are reviewed and issued by the Town’s Zoning Administrator.
ARB Meeting Schedule
The ARB meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Town Hall, 314 Mill Street. (Prior to June 2018, the ARB met on the second Tuesday of the month.) 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.
2020 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 28, 2020||January 21, 2020|
|February 25, 2020||February 18, 2020|
|March 24, 2020-Canceled||March 17, 2020|
|April 28, 2020-Canceled||April 21, 2020|
|May 26, 2020-Canceled||May 19, 2020|
|June 23, 2020||June 16, 2020|
|July 28, 2020-Canceled||July 21, 2020|
|August 25, 2020||August 18, 2020|
|September 22, 2020||September 15, 2020|
|October 27, 2020-Canceled||October 20, 2020|
|December 15, 2020**||December 8, 2020|
Architectural Review Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
|January 28, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 25, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 24, 2020-Canceled||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 28, 2020-Canceled||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 26, 2020-Canceled||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 23, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|July 7, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|July 28, 2020-Canceled||Agenda||Minutes|
|August 25, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 22, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 27, 2020-Canceled||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 15, 2020**||Agenda||Minutes|
**Consolidating November/December Meetings to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays