About the Board of Architectural Review
The Board of Architectural Review’s (BAR) 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, as well as their 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.
|Dale Goodson, Chair||2020|
|Teresa Minchew, Vice Chair||2022|
|Marty Martinez, Council Liaison||TERM|
|Rick Lanham, Planning Commission Liaison||TERM|
Group Email Address: BAR@leesburgva.gov
Staff Liaison: Lauren Murphy, Preservation Planner, accepts correspondence on behalf of the Board.
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 Lauren Murphy, Preservation Planner, at 703-771-2773 to discuss your project.