The Architectural Review Committee evaluates all design proposals in the following instances: Signs and Awnings and Exterior Alterations. The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) reviews all signage and awnings in residential zones that pertain to legally non-conforming uses, permitted institutional uses, and other uses authorized by the Board of Appeals as special exceptions or by the Planning and Zoning Commission by special permit. The ARC also reviews all signage and awnings in any business zone. To apply to the ARC for sign and awning approval, see the Sign and Awning Application Packet (PDF).
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) may review any exterior alterations, landscaping, and lighting changes for uses in any business zone, any legally non-conforming use in a residential zone, any use that requires site plan approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission, any use permitted by Special Permit authorized by the Planning and Zoning Commission or Special Exception authorized by the Board of Appeals, or any residential use involving the housing of three or more families on one lot. Exterior alterations shall include, but are not limited to, replacement of doors or windows or signs involving a substantial change in design, material or color as well as removal or alterations of roof top mechanical structures and other integral parts of the structure. To apply to the ARC exterior alteration, see the Application for Exterior Alteration (PDF). View criteria used by the Architectural Review Committee to evaluate all design proposals.