The City of Martinsville's Architectural Review Board (ARB) is comprised of citizens who apply for the position and are appointed by City Council. The Architectural Review Board meets monthly. The board makes sure that changes to contributing structures in the historic districts are made complimentary to its historic fabric.
The ARB is a key organizer of the event Makeover Martinsville-Henry County.
Members of the ARB are Ashby Pritchett - Chair; Dr. Elizabeth Moore - Vice-Chair; Frances Fleming, Debbie Hall, and Bill Moore. Susan McCulloch, Community Planner is the ARB Secretary and staffs the volunteer-based committee.
To learn more about the programs of the ARB, please call the Community Development office at 276/403-5156.
Currently, there are two vacancies on the Architectural Review Board. They are:
1. Architectural Review Board (one term ending 3/31/12)
2. Architectural Review Board (one unexpired term ending 3/31/11)
City of Martinsville's Historic Districts:
The Design Guidelines have been accepted by the Planning Commission and City Council for historic properties.
Please see the report gathered from Hill Studio for 450 Properties Surveyed
- Hill Studio Final Presentation - Henry County - Final Report
- Document (from the National Park Service) The Benefits of Local Historic Districts.