Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB)

Meetings may be attended virtually via Microsoft Teams or in person at the Bozman Government Center at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Check the monthly schedule below to access the meeting link and/or room number.

The Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) advises the County Board on historic preservation matters. The HALRB nominates properties for local and national designation and also reviews plans for exterior alterations, demolition, and new construction in locally designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriateness (CoA) process.

Certificate of Appropriateness Process

Applicants who have submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness (CoA) application must go before the Design Review Committee (DRC) – a subcommittee that works with the HALRB. 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.

2024 Meetings

Date & Agenda Location Topics & Materials 

Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. 

Agenda(PDF, 594KB)

View meeting recording 

Minutes(PDF, 686KB)

Virtual and In Person

 Consent Agenda

1. Maywood, 2911 23rd Street N.: Amendment Drawings(PDF, 5MB)  | Report(PDF, 520KB)

2. Columbia Pike Form Based Code, 2500 Columbia Pike: Signage Drawings(PDF, 7MB)  | Report(PDF, 532KB)

3. Ball-Sellers House, 5620 3rd Street S.: Amendment Drawings(PDF, 9MB)  | Report(PDF, 539KB)

4. Walker Chapel and Cemetery, 4102 N. Glebe Rd.: Amendment Drawings(PDF, 7MB)  | Report(PDF, 538KB)

Discussion Agenda

1. Maywood, 2900 22nd Street N.: Rear Deck and Screened Porch Drawings(PDF, 14MB)  | Report(PDF, 533KB)

Informational Discussion Item

1. Barcroft Apartments Section 1 Renovation Drawings(PDF, 24MB)  | Report(PDF, 570KB)

Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda(PDF, 593KB)

View meeting recording 

Virtual and In Person 

Rm. 216 "Cherry" 

2100 Clarendon Blvd. 

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 278 048 597 827 

Passcode: scCD4P

Or call in (audio only) 

+1 347-973-6905

Phone Conference ID: 623 271 235#

Discussion Agenda

1. Fort Ethan Allen Trench, 4311 N. Old Glebe Rd.: Removal of Marker  Drawings(PDF, 1MB)|Report(PDF, 512KB)

2. Fort Ethan Allen, 3829 N. Stafford St.: Marker Drawings(PDF, 845KB) | Report(PDF, 516KB)

3. Maywood, 3310 21st Ave. N.: ADU Drawings(PDF, 7MB) | Report(PDF, 520KB)

4. Maywood, 3307 21st Ave. N.: ADU Drawings(PDF, 10MB)  | Report(PDF, 523KB)

Informational Discussion Item

1. Barcroft Apartments Section 1 Renovation Drawings(PDF, 25MB) | Report(PDF, 570KB)

Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. Virtual and In Person  
Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.  Virtual and In Person   
Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Virtual and In Person   

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How to View and Participate in an HALRB Meeting

In Person

If you are the applicant for an item you do not need to sign up to speak for an item. If you would like to provide a public comment for an item on the agenda, speaker slips will be available in the commission room. Please fill out your information on the speaker slip ahead of your item. Individuals receive 3 minutes to speak and representatives of organizations or civic associations receive 5 minutes to speak. Your comment will be recorded, included in the meeting recording, and included in the official minutes. If there are many speakers and applicants present, for room capacity and safety reasons we may ask attendees to wait in an adjoining room until their item is heard.  

Virtually

All meetings are open to virtual attendance by the public.

  • Group members, staff, and public testimony will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams.
  • Meeting access information will be provided on the Board’s webpage at arlingtonva.us. (link will be posted in chart above prior to the meeting start)
  • Live captioning is available when using the Microsoft Teams App. Please download the free Microsoft Teams App onto your computer and test it prior to the meeting. You must be using the Teams App and be logged in in order to use the live captioning feature. For further instruction on how to join a Teams Meeting, you can visit the How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting video.
  • Audio is available from the dial-in phone option.
  • A recording of the meeting will be posted to the Board’s webpage two business days after the meeting.
  • To request translation services or other reasonable accommodations, contact Mical Tawney at MTawney@arlingtonva.us or 703 228 3838.

The public can participate by sharing live verbal testimony or written comments in advance.

  • Sign-up online to speak in person, via Microsoft Teams or by phone by 5PM on the day of the meeting.
    • Registered speakers will receive an email with further instruction.
    • Online speakers will join the meeting via Microsoft Teams (accessible through a web browser or the free app), or, via a phone line to provide their comments.
    • To register by phone or by email, contact Mical Tawney at 703-228-3838 or MTawney@arlingtonva.us
  • Submit written comments online to the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board. Comments received by 2PM on the day of the meeting will be provided to the Board in advance.