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Board of Architectural Review (BAR)


About the Board of Architectural ReviewBoard of Architectural Review

The BAR consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council. The BAR’s primary responsibility is to review applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for projects in the Old and Historic District (map) and H-2 Corridor. The BAR reviews applications for projects ranging from small garages and sheds to residential additions and multi-building commercial developments. Members are appointed for their interest in the Town’s history and historic resources, and in many cases, because of relevant professional expertise. With backgrounds in architecture, real estate, historic preservation, construction, building conservation and the law, the BAR is well-qualified to review and approve projects and to advise the Town Council on preservation issues. A representative from the Planning Commission and Town Council also attend the BAR meetings, as non-voting members.

NOTE: The BAR has canceled their work session for December 1, 2014.


Unless otherwise noted on the 2014 Meeting Schedule, the BAR holds a regular business meeting on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm in the Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of Town Hall.  Depending upon the nature and quantity of applications received, the BAR will sometimes hold work sessions on the 1st Monday of each month, also at 7pm in the Council Chamber.  All meetings are broadcast on the Town's Local Government Access Cable Channel (Comcast Government Channel 67 and Verizon Channel 35).  Previous meetings of the BAR can be viewed in our archived webcasts.

Board Members

Term ends
Ned Kiley, Chair 2014
Paul Reimers, Vice Chair 2014
Dale Goodson, Parliamentarian 2016
Richard Koochagian 2014
Mark Malloy 2016
Dieter Meyer 2016
Teresa Minchew 2014
Lyndsay Welsh Chamblin, Planning Commission Representative TERM
Earl Hoovler, Planning Commission Representative TERM
Thomas Dunn, II, Council Representative TERM


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Staff Liaison: Tom Scofield, Preservation Planner, accepts correspondence on behalf of the Board.   

Board Documents

About the Design Review Process

Planning and Zoning Department staff assist applicants and BAR members throughout the design review process. Staff administratively approves applications for installing or replacing fences, paving driveways, adding landscape lighting, or changing an exterior paint color scheme. For larger projects, staff members work with applicants through the BAR review process to obtain the necessary permits. For information about the permitting process for signs, exterior alterations, new construction or relocation of structures, please contact Tom Scofield, Preservation Planner, at 703-771-2773 to discuss your project.

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