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:

May 1 2017 ARB Minutes653.3 KiB20
April 3 2017 ARB Minutes606.3 KiB18
March 6 2017 ARB Minutes491.6 KiB24
February 6 2017 ARB Minutes393.4 KiB44
January 9 2017 ARB Minutes417.4 KiB49
December 5 2016 ARB Minutes639.5 KiB54
October 3 2016 ARB Minutes591.8 KiB73
September 12 2016 ARB Minutes503.4 KiB89
August 1 2016 ARB Minutes490.8 KiB102
July 11 2016 ARB Minutes305.0 KiB111
June 6 2016 ARB Minutes497.9 KiB128
May 2 2016 ARB Minutes510.4 KiB140
March 7 2016 ARB Minutes493.2 KiB161
February 1 2016 ARB Minutes527.1 KiB153
January 4 2016 ARB Minutes377.4 KiB146