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:

February 6 2017 ARB Minutes400.4 KiB3
January 9 2017 ARB Minutes417.4 KiB1
December 5 2016 ARB Minutes639.5 KiB23
October 3 2016 ARB Minutes591.8 KiB38
September 12 2016 ARB Minutes503.4 KiB57
August 1 2016 ARB Minutes490.8 KiB65
July 11 2016 ARB Minutes305.0 KiB78
June 6 2016 ARB Minutes497.9 KiB102
May 2 2016 ARB Minutes510.4 KiB112
March 7 2016 ARB Minutes493.2 KiB132
February 1 2016 ARB Minutes527.1 KiB119
January 4 2016 ARB Minutes377.4 KiB118