Architectural Review Board

Merrybrook - ARBThe purpose of the Architectural Review Board shall be to administer the provisions of Part 2 of Article 7 (Historic Overlay Districts), of the Zoning Ordinance and to advise and assist the Board of Supervisors in its efforts to preserve and protect historic, architectural, and archaeological resources in the County. Staff of the County’s Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) administer the work of the Architectural Review Board (ARB) and can answer any general or procedural questions about Historic Overlay Districts and the ARB review process. Proposals may be brought before the ARB by any landowner or their representative, or a contract purchaser. The ARB meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. Applicants should contact the DPZ staff administrator, 703-324-1380 (TTY 711, Virginia Relay) for information on ARB procedures and to be placed on the agenda for a regularly scheduled ARB meeting.(pictured on right - Huntley Meadows as seen from Historic Huntley)

Application for Review 

The Application for Review Form is available below in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view or print this form, Adobe Reader, version 6.0 or higher, must be installed on your computer. This form can be downloaded to your computer, filled out electronically, and printed.

Please Note: Adobe Reader allows you to fill out this application form online and print, but it does not allow you to save the completed form.

2017 ARB Application for Review Form (PDF)

2017 Architectural Review Board Meeting Schedule

Architectural Review Board Meeting Minutes (2015-Present)

Application Procedure

Historic Overlay District Design Guidelines

ARB Bylaws


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