Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board is a seven-member appointed board. This body reviews exterior renovations, new construction, signage and demolition in the City’s historic district. No building permit is issued for these activities within the historic district until the ARB issues a Certificate of Appropriateness. The historic district is bounded by Church Street to the north, the Sampit River to the south, Wood Street to the west and Meeting Street to the east.  The district encompasses residential, general commercial, core commercial, and waterfront commercial.

Chairperson: Lee Padgett
Other board/committee members:

  • Kevin Jayroe, Vice Chair
  • Sally Gillespie
  • Dwayne Vernon
  • Linda Abate
  • Debra Smalls
  • Kristina McManus

Download member application for ARB

Meeting Dates: First Monday of each month, 5:30 pm at Municipal Court. Due to holiday weeks, the Board meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Fee: $50.00 New Business, $25.00 Old Business

Contact: Planning & Community Development Department
Phone: 843-545-4010
Fax: 843-545-4009



Application for Certification of Appropriateness


ARB Meeting Calendar


Current ARB Agenda


ARB Design Guidelines Manual


Approved ARB Meeting Minutes:

September 2021 ARB Minutes0.7 MiB34
August 2021 ARB Minutes0.7 MiB18
July 12 2021 ARB Minutes0.7 MiB74
June 7 2021 ARB Minutes0.7 MiB51
May 3 2021 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB49
April 5 2021 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB59
January 12 2021 Onsite ARB Minutes0.6 MiB108
January 4 2021 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB104
December 7 2020 ARB Minutes0.6 MiB100