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 or as needed.  The board makes sure that changes to contributing structures in the historic districts are made complimentary to its historic fabric.

Members of the ARB are Mary Rives Brown, Chair; Mr. Walt Shaw, Vice-Chair; Dr. Elizabeth Moore, and Ashby Pritchett.  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 vacancies on the Architectural Review Board for board member positions. 

Positions are open to City residents.  Please download this form or apply online at the City's Volunteer page.

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