The Isle of Wight County Historic Architectural Review Committee (HARC) is a Board-appointed, 5 person committee formed to provide “oversight in the administration of historic district provisions” for the County’s 4 designated Historic Overlay Districts (Zoning Ordinance Section 6-3003).
No “building or structure, including signs, shall be erected, reconstructed, substantially altered, or restored within any historic district” without application to the HARC for review and approval (Zoning Ordinance Section 6-3006).
The HARC meets the 1st Wednesday of every month, as needed, at 3:00 PM in the Robert C. Claud Sr. Board Room at the County Courthouse Complex.
If you would like to know what items will be discussed at the current meeting or would like to view the agenda from a previous meeting you can go to HARC Meeting Schedule and Agendas.
If you are interested in the minutes of an HARC meeting please contact the HARC secretary Richard Rudnicki at (757)365-6276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the HARC By-Laws, committee members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of 4 years. Following guidance from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the HARC’s Bylaws specify that that “at least one (1) member shall be an architect or an architectural historian meeting the professional qualification standards of 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. At least two (2) members shall have professional training or equivalent experience in any of the following disciplines: architecture, history, architectural history, archeology, or planning.” If you would like to review the Bylaws which will provide further detail about how the members are appointed and how the meetings are conducted you can go to the HARC Bylaws.
Projects located within the St. Luke’s Historic District have the opportunity to be handled administratively by following the St. Luke’s Historic District Design Guidelines. If you are located within the St. Luke’s Historic District and would like more information please click HERE.
Current HARC MembersCarrsville District Charles L. Powell 23478 Thomas Woods Trail Zuni, Virginia 23898 (H) 757-242-4591 Term Expires: January 2018 Hardy District Wayne Lee Duncan 12170 Modest Neck Road Ivor, Virginia 23866 (H) 757-356-1112 Term Expires: January 2019 Newport District Russell J. Parrish, AIA — CHAIRMAN (2017) 24 Dashiell Drive Smithfield, Virginia 23430 (W) 757-622-6306 email@example.com Term Expires: April 2019 Smithfield District Carolyn A. Keen 114 Commodore Lane Smithfield, VA 23430 firstname.lastname@example.org Term Expires: November 2019 Windsor District Durwood Scott — VICE CHAIRMAN (2017) PO BOX 343 Windsor, Virginia 23487 (H) 757-242-6528 (C) 757-620-9375 Term Expires: September 2016
If you are interested in serving on the HARC, please contact Richard Rudnicki, Assistant Director of Planning and Zoning/HARC Secretary at (757)365-6276 or email@example.com to have your name and qualifications put on file for consideration for future appointments.