The Board assists the Planning Director in determining when to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness, which is required before a building permit can be issued. The Historical Review Board evaluates the development proposal as to its architectural compatibility in terms of design and materials of the proposed structures. These evaluations fall into three major categories:
- Applications approved routinely with no comments. These are usually minor changes to existing structures.
- Applications approved with informal suggestions as to design criteria and construction materials and landscaping.
- Applications approved subject to conditions relating to design criteria and landscaping.
Meetings of the Historical Review Board are held on the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm. The meeting is located in the Planning Department Conference Room at 2405 Courthouse Drive Building 2 Room 115. Please contact the Planning Department at (757) 385-4621 for further information.
||Planning Department Conference Room
||3rd Thursday of every month
For detailed information on Historic and Cultural District regulations, see Article 13 of Appendix A Zoning Ordinance in the Virginia Beach City Code
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