Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board is a seven-member appointed board. This body reviews exterior renovations, new construction, signage and demolition in the City’s historic district. No building permit is issued for these activities within the historic district until the ARB issues a Certificate of Appropriateness. The historic district is bounded by Church Street to the north, the Sampit River to the south, Wood Street to the west and Meeting Street to the east.  The district encompasses residential, general commercial, core commercial and water front commercial.

Chairperson: Jerry Miller
Other board/committee members:

  • Kevin Jayroe, Vice Chair
  • Sally Gillespie
  • Dwayne Vernon
  • Linda Abate
  • Clare Reigart
  • Michael Norton

Download application to serve on the ARB

Meeting Dates: First Monday of each month, 5:30 pm at City Hall. An exception is during the month September. Due to holiday weeks the Board meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Fee: $30.00 New Business, $15.00 Old Business

Contact: Housing & Community Development Department
Phone: 843-545-4010
Fax: 843-545-4009



Application for Certification of Appropriateness


ARB Meeting Calendar


ARB Agenda


ARB Design Guidelines Manual


Waterfront Area Design Guidelines 2003


Approved ARB Meeting Minutes:

July 10 2017 ARB Minutes0.4 MiB66
June 5 2017 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB60
May 1 2017 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB61
March 6 2017 ARB Minutes0.5 MiB80
February 6 2017 ARB Minutes0.4 MiB101
January 9 2017 ARB Minutes0.4 MiB118
December 5 2016 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB115
October 3 2016 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB134
September 12 2016 ARB Minutes0.5 MiB149