Step 2: Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

1.  The ARC reviews your plan at a public meeting. Once a date is set for the ARC meeting, you are required to send public notification to adjacent property owners by mail. Neighbors must be sent notification 7 days prior to the meeting for the ARC. Click here for additional information on public notices. Once you have mailed the public notices, you will need to fill out and submit an affidavit of notification.


2.  The Case Manager prepares a staff report prior to the meeting. The staff report and agenda are provided in advance to ARC members for their review, and are posted the Friday before the following week's meeting here.


3.  The ARC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 4:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Metro Development Center located at 444 South 5th Street. Often, there are multiple cases on the agenda to be reviewed. You will have the opportunity to address the committee concerning your application. At the close of the ARC hearing for your request, the committee will make a motion to take a vote on the proposal to approve, approve with conditions, continue the case, or deny. The final action is based on conformance to the applicable design guidelines. The COA is sent to the ARC Chair for signature and then sent to the applicant.


4.  If there is a denial of the COA, then the owner/applicant has 30 days to appeal the decision in writing to the Landmarks Commission.