Architectural Review Board


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of every month (as needed) see calendar
  • City Hall second floor conference room, room 204
Agendas are available the Friday prior to a scheduled meeting 

Minutes are available following approval at the subsequent meeting. 

View Agendas and Minutes in the Meeting Media Center

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  • William Rush, Chair
  • Debbie Haight, Vice-Chair                                  
  • Jan Alten
  • Nancy Hersch Ingram 
  • Fatima Pereira-Shepherd
  • Myra Buchanan Brent (Alternate)

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

  • One member who owns a designated historic structure
  • One graduate architect
  • One established realtor in the city
  • Two people with knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, the historical character of the city


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