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Architectural Review Board

Contact Us

Planning & Development

300 E. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
T: 540-462-3704
F: 540-463-5310

Regular Meetings

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • The first and third Thursday of every month
  • City Hall
    300 E. Washington St.
    Meeting Room, First Floor
    Lexington, VA 24450


Member Four-Year Term End Date
 Caroline Alexander  June 30, 2023
Arthur Bartenstein
 June 30, 2024
Julie Goyette June 30, 2022
Robin LeBlanc  June 30, 2023
Elizabeth Teaff June 30, 2024
Chip Honsinger, Alternative Member A June 30, 2022
Barbara Crawford, Alternative Member B June 30, 2022

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.

Lexington Historic District Design Guidelines (February 2020)

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: 

Sign Permit Application

Application for Certificate of Appropriateness - Historic District