* Meeting for FINAL decision for Courthouse Square will begin at 6pm in Council Chambers.
Courthouse Square is such a large and involved project, the BAR opted for separate meetings that are all open to the public. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers and are also televised the same as regular BAR meetings. A special news update page with links to drawings, renderings, videos and plans from the architects and developer has been added to the BAR web pages.
BAR News and Updates
About the BAR:
The BAR consists of 7 members appointed by the Town Council. The BAR’s primary responsibility is to review applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for projects in the Old and Historic District (map) and H-2 Corridor. The BAR reviews applications for projects ranging from small garages and sheds to residential additions or multi-building commercial developments. Members are appointed for their interest in the Town’s history and historic resources, and in many cases, because of relevant professional expertise. With backgrounds in architecture, real estate, historic preservation, construction, building conservation and the law, the BAR is better able to review and approve projects, advising Town Council on preservation issues. A representative from the Planning Commission and Town Council also serve on the BAR as non-voting members.
Unless otherwise noted, the BAR holds a regular business meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm in the Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public as provided for in the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and may be viewed via Comcast Government Channel 67 and Verizon Channel 35. Note if there is a conflict with another meeting in the Council Chamber, meetings are held in the lower level conference room at Town Hall.
Assisted Listening System devices are available at the meeting. If you require any type of reasonable accommodation, as a result of a physical, sensory or mental disability, to attend and/or participate in this meeting, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 703-771-2434. Three days advance notice is requested.