Architectural Review Board
The Architectural Review Board (ARB) ensures that all structures within the City conform to certain minimum architectural and aesthetic standards; prevents the erection of structures that are detrimental to the stability of values of surrounding properties; makes sure structures conform to the design principles of the Comprehensive Plan; makes sure structures conform to the Design Guidelines; and promotes the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City. See Code Sections 5-146 and 5-147 in the Mission Hills Code of Ordinances for the complete required findings and factors for ARB decisions.
All building permit applications for exterior work must be submitted to the Architectural Review Board for approval before the permit can be purchased and the work begins. If changes are made to a project previously approved by the ARB, the project changes must go back to the ARB for re-approval.
The ARB is composed of five members who are residents of the City. The Mayor and Council give consideration to individuals who have a background in design, building construction, architecture, engineering and landscape architecture, though it is not a requirement.
See the 2023 ARB Schedule for project submittal deadlines and upcoming meeting dates.
Tim Woofter, Chair
Gail Cluen, Vice Chair
Eden Thorne, Council Liaison
Every other Tuesday