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 Appropriateness (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 helps finalize the CoA request before it goes to the HALRB for review.
This flowchart shows how an application for a CoA progresses through review by the DRC and the HALRB.
(Appointment expiration dates are shown in parentheses)
- Omari Davis (7/22)
- Robert Dudka, DRC Chair (12/22)
- Andrew Wenchel, Jr. (5/22)
DRC public meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. They and the HALRB meetings are currently being held virtually via Teams Meeting.
When held in person DRC public meetings and HALRB hearings take place 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.