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.

Board Membership

Brenda Seefeldt, Chair

Laurie Holloway, Vice-Chair, Town Council Representative

Carol Bailey, Secretary

Douglass Kastens, Member

Johnathan Torres, Member

Lori Domenech, Member

Ryan Dillard, Business Representative

Darryl Hawkins, Planning Commission Representative

*Contact Town Hall for questions relating to ARB.

(703) 491-1918

Email Town Staff

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

Exterior Elevations Application – ARB Application
Exterior Elevation Guidelines

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.

2019 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 22, 2019 (CANCELLED) January 15, 2019
February 26, 2019 February 19, 2019
March 26, 2019 March 19, 2019
April 23, 2019 (CANCELLED) April 16, 2019
May 28, 2019 May 21, 2019
June 25, 2019 June 18, 2019
July 23, 2019 July 16, 2019
August 27, 2019 August 20, 2019
September 24, 2019 (CANCELLED) September 17, 2019
October 22, 2019 (CANCELLED) October 15, 2019
December 10, 2019 December 3, 2019

Architectural Review Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2014-2016
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
February 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 22, 2014 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
August 12, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2014 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2015 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
August 11, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
November 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 8, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes
August 9, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 13, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2016 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2016 (Work Session) Agenda Minutes
October 11, 2016 Agenda Minutes
2017
January 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 22, 2017 ​Rescheduled from March 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 8, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2017 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
2018
February 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 14, 2018 (Work Session) Agenda Minutes
August 28, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 25, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
2019
January 22, 2019- CANCELED CANCELED
February 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2019- CANCELED CANCELED
April 23, 2019- CANCELED CANCELED
May 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 23, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 27, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes

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