Architectural Review Board


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of every month (as needed) see calendar
  • City Hall Council Chambers (first floor)
Agendas and Minutes
The ARB is taking public comment on supplemental design guidelines for exterior alterations to properties in the Historic Overlay District. View the proposed changes and find out more.


  • Jan Alten (Chair) 
  • Myra Buchanan Brent 
  • Robert Carter (Vice-Chair)                          
  • Nancy Hersch Ingram 
  • William Sterling Rush
  • Marci Settle
  • Kitra Martin-Davis

Regular membership of the ARB, as defined in the City of Manassas Code of Ordinances, include: 

  • Members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation.
  • A majority of the members must be City residents


The Manassas City Architectural Review Board serves in an important role to ensure the preservation and protection of the city's historic districts. Duties include:

  • Issuing or denying a certificate of appropriateness for construction, reconstruction, substantial exterior alteration, demolition, or relocation within an HOD
  • Assisting and advising the City Council, the Planning Commission, and other city departments, agencies, and property owners in matters involving historically significant sites, and structures such as appropriate land design, parking lot design, and signs
  • Advising owners of historic structures relating to preservation
  • Reviewing and proposing additional historic structures to be included in an HOD
  • Conducting studies deemed necessary to consider additional districts and means of preservation and utilization of historic assets in the city, upon request of the council, planning commission, or interested citizens
  • Cooperating with and enlisting assistance from the state historic landmarks commission, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and other interested parties, both public and private, in its efforts to preserve, restore, and conserve historic structures, buildings, sites, or areas within the city

Rules of Procedure

View current rules of procedure amended August 9, 2016

Annual Report

Additional Information

                    ARB calendar