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 waterfront commercial.

Chairperson: Jerry Miller
Other board/committee members:

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


Proposed 2017 Historic Design Review Standards - Part 1 <br>

Proposed 2017 Historic Design Review Standards - Part 2 <br>


Approved ARB Meeting Minutes:

December 4 2017 ARB Minutes0.5 MiB36
November 6 2017 ARB Minutes0.3 MiB17
October 16 2017 Special ARB Minutes0.4 MiB25
October 2 2017 ARB Minutes0.5 MiB54
September 19 2017 ARB Minutes0.5 MiB43
August 7 2017 ARB Minutes0.5 MiB57
July 10 2017 ARB Minutes0.4 MiB143
June 5 2017 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB122
May 1 2017 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB112
March 6 2017 ARB Minutes0.5 MiB117
February 6 2017 ARB Minutes0.4 MiB139
January 9 2017 ARB Minutes0.4 MiB166