The Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) is a 15-member board created under the Zoning Ordinance in 1976. Its members are appointed by the Arlington County Board and each serve four-year terms without financial compensation. The primary responsibilities of this citizen advisory board are to:
- Nominate properties to be designated as local or national historic districts and landmarks;
- Review plans for exterior alteration, demolition, and new construction in locally-designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriate (CoA) process;
- Comment on proposals and issues affecting local and national historic resources located in Arlington County;
- Advise the County Board on historic preservation matters;
- Maintain a comprehensive Inventory of Historic Resources and Districts, which identifies those historic properties linked to the significant people, places, and events that helped shape Arlington;
- Develop markers for the County’s important historic sites;
- Coordinate with community groups, neighborhood associations, and other County departments and boards on projects in which historic preservation issues are present; and
- Educate citizens and visitors on historic preservation opportunities and sites in Arlington through tours, lectures, and publications.
The public is invited to attend the meetings of the HALRB, which are held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information, please call 703.228.3830.