COMMISSION OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
Date/time rec’d:
Rec’d by:
Application #:
Hearing date:
Applicant Type: Owner Agent
Lessee Architect Contractor
Other (please specify):
Signature of Owner Date
PROPERTY (location of work)
Address
Historic district
APPLICANT INFORMATION
Name Phone
Company Email
Mailing Address
OWNER INFORMATION (if different from above)
Name Company
Mailing Address Phone
Email
PROJECT INFORMATION
Review Type:
Conceptual Review
Final Review
Project Type:
Alteration
Demolition
New Construction
(Conceptual Review Required)
Project Description: (attach additional sheets if needed)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
Compliance: If granted, you agree to comply with all conditions of the certificate of appropriateness (COA). Revisions to
approved work require staff review and may require a new application and approval from the Commission of Architectural
Review (CAR). Failure to comply with the COA may result in project delays or legal action. The COA is valid for one (1) year
and may be extended for an additional year, upon written request.
Requirements: A complete application includes all applicable information requested on checklists to provide a complete
and accurate description of existing and proposed conditions. Applicants proposing major new construction, including
additions, should meet with Staff to review the application and requirements prior to submitting an application. Owner
contact information and signature is required. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Zoning Requirements: Prior to Commission review, it is the responsibility of the applicant to determine if zoning approval is
required and application materials should be prepared in compliance with zoning.
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CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
In advance of the application deadline please contact staff to discuss your project, application requirements, and
if necessary, to make an appointment to meet with staff for a project consultation in the office or on-site. The
Commission of Architectural Review website has additional project guidance and required checklists:
http://www.richmondgov.com/CommissionArchitecturalReview/index.aspx
Division of Planning and Preservation 804.646.6335 Carey.Jones@Richmondgov.com
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Certain exterior work can be administratively approved by Staff. Please contact staff for a preliminary
determination of the level of review required prior to submitting an application.
Submit the following items to the Division of Planning and Preservation, 900 E. Broad Street, Rm. 510:
Eleven (11) signed and completed applications – property owners signature required
Eleven (11) copies of supporting documentation, as indicated on appropriate checklist, collated and
stapled. All plans and elevations must be printed 11x17 and all text easily legible.
One digital copy of the application and supporting documentation, depending on size emailed to staff or
saved to a thumb drive or CD and delivered with the application materials.
Application deadlines are firm. All materials must be submitted by the deadline to be considered at the
following Commission meeting. Designs must be final at the time of application; revisions will not be
accepted after the deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be placed on the agenda.
The Commission will not accept new materials, revisions, or redesigns at the meeting. Deferral until the
following month’s meeting may be necessary in such cases to allow for adequate review by staff,
Commissioners, and public notice if required.
MEETING SCHEDULE AND APPLICATION DUE DATES
Commission meetings start at 4:00 PM in the 5th floor conference room of City Hall, 900 E. Broad Street.
The owner and/or applicant is encouraged to attend the meeting.
All applications are due at 12 noon the Friday on the deadline date. See table below.
Exception: Revisions to applications that have been deferred or conceptually reviewed at a Commission
meeting can be submitted nine (9) calendar days after that meeting in order to be reviewed at the
following meeting. Please contact staff to confirm this date.
2020 Meeting Dates
Application Deadlines (Fridays unless noted otherwise)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Monday, December 30, 2019
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
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