Design Review Committee (DRC)

The Design Review Committee is comprised of design professionals who serve on the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). One responsibility of the HALRB is to review plans for exterior alterations, demolition and new construction in locally designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriateness (CoA) process.

The CoA process begins with a public meeting with the DRC. The DRC offers free technical and design advice to the applicant and helps finalize the CoA request before it goes to the HALRB for review.

This flowchart shows how an application for a CoA progresses through review by the DRC and the HALRB.


(Appointment expiration dates are shown in parentheses)

  • Omari Davis (7/22)
  • Robert Dudka, DRC Chair (12/22)
  • Andrew Wenchel, Jr. (5/22)

Public Meetings

DRC public meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. They and the HALRB meetings are currently being held virtually via Teams Meeting.

When held in person DRC public meetings and HALRB hearings take place in the Ellen M. Bozman Center (Courthouse Plaza), 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Lobby Conference Rooms Cherry and Dogwood, unless otherwise noted. View the HALRB website for the HALRB meeting schedule and materials.

The public may observe DRC meetings, but participation in the discussion is limited to applicants and members of the HALRB.

2021 Meetings

Date Agenda Meeting Materials
May 5

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  1. 2821 23rd St N Handrail
  2. 3213 Old Dominion Drive Garage Addition Amendment
  3. 5711 4th St S Security Cameras
  4. 3305 22nd St N Car Chargers
  5. 2326 N Jackson St New Construction
June 2

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  1. 3607 22nd St N Replacement Shower Window
  2. 3301 22nd St N Change in Porch Decking
July 7

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  1. 2204 N Kenmore Amendment to patio area
  2. 2326 N Jackson New construction
  3. 243 N Glebe Buckingham sign
  4. Preliminary: 2206 N Nelson Addition
  5. Preliminary: 2201 N Lincoln Porch extension
August 4

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Agenda 1. 2201 N Lincoln St: Attic window

2. 3308 23rd St N: Column Base

3. Robert Ball Family Burial Ground:

3a. Cemetery Reduction

3b. Headstone Removal and Storage

3c. Marker Storage

Sept. 1

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  1. 2200 N Nelson Fence
  2. 249 N Glebe Buckingham Commercial Center Storefront

 Oct. 6

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1a. 3550 Wilson Blvd, Clarendon School Signage

1b. Fort C.F. Smith Signage

1c. 5711 4th St S., Carlin Hall Signage

1d. 2133 N. Taft St., Dawson Terrace Signage

2. 1961 N. Culpeper St. Mt Salvation Headstone

3. 3900 Langston Blvd., Cherrydale Firehouse Signage

4. 1005 S. Quinn St. Harry Gray House Landscaping

5. 2206 N Nelson Addition

Preliminary 1. 3313 22nd St N. Addition and Dormer

Preliminary 2. 3421 21st Ave N. Addition 

 Nov. 3 

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 Agenda(PDF, 117KB)

1. 3313 22nd St. N., Addition(PDF, 8MB)

2. 2329 N. Edgewood St., Addition(PDF, 21MB)

Preliminary 1. 3421 21st Ave N. Addition(PDF, 3MB)

 Dec. 1 at 6.30 PM

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 Agenda(PDF, 118KB)

 1. 2329 N. Edgewood St. Addition(PDF, 2MB)

2. Preliminary 3421 21st Ave N. Addition(PDF, 7MB)

3. 400 N. Manchester St. Beds and Shed(PDF, 2MB)

4. 2415 Shirlington Rd. Cooler(PDF, 501KB)

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