Board of Architectural Review

The Board of Architectural Review (BAR) is a five-member volunteer Board appointed by the Town Council who have expertise and knowledge of architecture, architectural history, Town history, Town planning or landscape architecture. This Board is responsible for helping to implement the Town’s historic preservation and community design goals by reviewing and approving new construction and alterations of existing structures on non-residential properties within the Town, including new buildings, building additions, repainting non-residential buildings and signs. The BAR also must approve the demolition or relocation of any historic structures within the Historic Corridor Overlay District, which includes all properties adjacent to Main, 21st, 23rd, 32nd Streets and Berlin Turnpike.


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Unless otherwise noted, the Board meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Meetings are typically held at the Purcellville Town Hall. If there is a conflict with another Town meeting, the meeting may be held at the Purcellville Train Station. Please check the current agenda for confirmation on the meeting location.

Agendas & Minutes

Monthly Reports

Related Information

Adopted Design Guidelines
Proposed Revisions to Design Guidelines
Certificate of Design Approval Application
Invitation to Design Guidelines Symposium
BAR Bylaws

Vineyard Square Board of Architectural Review