Board of Architectural Review


The Board of Architectural Review is a part of the administrative mechanism designed to implement the zoning ordinance for the Gateway Overlay Districts (main entrances into the city) and the City Center Overlay District. The Board of Architectural Review reviews over any applications for façade improvements and sign applications in the two overlay districts as well as regulates the preservation and protection for the unique, special or desired character of a defined district, corridor or development area.

Architectural review provisions of the zoning ordinance include restrictions and conditions governing the right to erect, demolish, remove in whole or in part, or alter the exterior appearance of all buildings or structures within the designated areas. The majority of applications are reviewed through email.

The Board of Architectural will meet once a month when needed for variance requests from the overlay design guidelines as well as special situations with façade improvements and sign applications.