Architectural Review Board

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Regular Meetings

5:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month at the City Hall Second Floor Meeting Room (300 East Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450)


Member Four-Year Term End Date
Caroline Alexander June 30, 2027
Arthur Bartenstein
June 30, 2024
Julie Goyette June 30, 2026
Ian Small June 30, 2024
Jessie Taylor
June 30, 2027
Barbara Crawford, Alternate Member B June 30, 2026
Vacancy,  Alternate Member A June 30, 2024

About the Board

The Architectural Review Board is responsible for reviewing all proposals for exterior modifications to buildings and signs within the city's Downtown Historic Preservation District including:

  • Construction of a new building or an addition to an existing building
  • Demolition of part or all of an existing building
  • Remodeling or renovation of the exterior of a building
  • Changing the color of or removal of any architectural element
  • Any removal, alteration, repair, or construction of amenities such as fences, walls, and walkways
  • All exterior signs

Architectural Review Board Brochure

The Architectural Review Board is also responsible for reviewing proposals within the city's Residential Historical Districts including:

  • Demolition of a main or accessory building
  • Moving of a main or accessory building
  • Construction of a new main building or a new accessory building

To view the Virginia Department of Historic Resources 2017 Architectural Surveys of historic properties, visit our Dropbox folder.

Application Submissions

All submissions should be directed to:

Planning and Development Department
300 E. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Applications can be picked up in the Planning and Development Department, and can also be downloaded digitally:

Architectural Review Board Meeting Packets