Alexandria City Council Seeks Community Input on Proposal to Consolidate Boards of Architectural Review | News Release | City of Alexandria

For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018


The City of Alexandria will hold the second of two community meetings to discuss the proposed consolidation of the Old and Historic Alexandria District Board of Architectural Review and the Parker-Gray District Board of Architectural Review into a single Board of Architectural Review (BAR).


The meeting will be held on Monday, September 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.).


The community meeting will be an opportunity for residents to learn about the current BAR review process and provide input on the proposal, which is expected to be reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council in the fall.


In April, City Council directed staff to initiate a text amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance and study the consolidation of the two Boards. The proposed BAR would oversee both locally-designated historic districts and operate under a common administrative framework. The proposed consolidation would make no changes to the separate boundaries and design guidelines for each district.


For more information and to provide input, visit alexandriava.gov/Preservation or contact Catherine Miliaras, Catherine.Miliaras@alexandriava.gov, Principal Planner, 703.746.3834.


The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email graciela.moreno@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3808, Virginia Relay 711.


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