Historical Review Board

CapeHenryLighthouseThe Historical Review Board (HRB) is an 8-member body, appointed by the City Council, responsible for the review of requests for new development and exterior building changes within the Historic and Cultural Districts of the City of Virginia Beach.

The Board determines when to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness, which is required before a permit can be issued. The Historical Review Board evaluates the development proposal's compatibility in terms of design and materials. An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness must be completed and submitted on or before the 10th of each month. The application submittal consists of (1) the Application Form and (2) the Disclosure Statement Form, both of which are provided on the right side of this webpage under Related Information.   

Meetings of the Historical Review Board are tentatively scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm and are subject to cancellation. 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.

 


​Meeting​​​Location​Date​Time
​Formal HearingPlanning Department Conference Room​3rd Wednesday of every month3:00 p.m.

For detailed information on Historic and Cultural District regulations, see the ordinance on the right side of this webpage under Related Information. 

Agenda and Minutes

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 Historical Review Board Members

HISTORICAL REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS CONTACT INFORMATION
Debbie Bright – Chair ​5513 Buzzard Neck Road, 23457 O: 721-5823 C: 335-2102 Email: dbright@bonneybrightsand.com
​Josh Canada ​1805 Kempsville Road, 23464
C: 613-2737 josh@backbaybrewingco.com
​Steve McNaughton ​709 Kingston Drive, 23452
P: 754-4460 sbm@mcnaughtonarch.com
​Kim Rizzo – Vice Chair ​400 Coastal Walk Place, Unit 206, 23451
H: 222-0593 C: 477-6080 hrpropertybuzz@gmail.com
Richard “Dick” Poole ​3205 Sunnybrook Lane, 23452
H: 486-2115 C: 567-7566 rgpoolearch@gmail.com
Mary Ann Schmidt ​2104 Lynx Court, 23456
H: 721-5103 C:434-2486 maschmidt64@cox.net
Damian Seitz 2097 Harbor Ln 23454
C: 641-2017 dseitz@clarknexsen.com
James "Jim" Vachon5313 Larkins Lair Court
C: 807-3099 ​ jvachon@etgresham.com

 Agendas/Minutes

2019

​Hearing Date​Agenda​Minutes
​January 16, 2019 - CANCELLED
​February 20, 2019
​March 20, 2019
​April 17, 2019 - CANCELLED
​May 15, 2019
​June 19, 2019 - CANCELLED
​July 17, 2019  - CANCELLED
​August 21, 2019
​September 18, 2019
​October 16, 2019
​November 20, 2019
​December 18, 2019

2018

​Hearing Date​Agenda​Minutes
​January 22, 2018
​March 21, 2018
​May 16, 2018
​June 20, 2018
​July 18, 2018
​August 15, 2018
​September 18, 2018
​October 17, 2018
​December 19, 2018


2017

​Hearing Date​Agenda​Minutes
​​May 17, 2017
​​November 15, 2017