The Design Review Committee is comprised of design professionals who serve on the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). One responsibility of the HALRB is to review plans for exterior alterations, demolition and new construction in locally designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriate (CoA) process.
The CoA process begins with a public meeting with the DRC. The DRC offers free technical and design advice to the applicant and help finalize the CoA request before it goes to the HALRB for review.
DRC public meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and HALRB hearings are held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Ellen M. Bozman Center (Courthouse Plaza), 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Lobby Conference Rooms Cherry and Dogwood, unless otherwise noted. View the HALRB website for the HALRB meeting schedule and materials.
The public may observe DRC meetings, but participation in the discussion is limited to applicants and members of the HALRB unless otherwise recognized by the DRC chair.