Historic Architectural Review Committee
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.
Applications are due 30 days prior to the meeting. There is currently no fee for HARC applications.
You can submit applications and plans via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (applications must be in one complete PDF file to submit digitally) or they can be submitted in our office between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Our address is 17140 Monument Circle, Suite 101, Isle of Wight VA 23397.
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
Term Expires: January 2022Hardy District
Wayne Lee Duncan
12170 Modest Neck Road
Ivor, Virginia 23866
Term Expires: January 2023Newport District
Russell J. Parrish, AIA — CHAIRMAN
436 Spring Hill Place
Smithfield, Virginia 23430
Term Expires: April 2023Smithfield District
Carolyn A. Keen
114 Commodore Lane
Smithfield, VA 23430
Term Expires: November 2023Windsor District
Durwood Scott — VICE CHAIRMAN
PO BOX 343
Windsor, Virginia 23487
Term Expires: September 2020If you are interested in serving on the HARC, please contact Amy Ring, Community Development Director at (757)365-6210 or email@example.com to have your name and qualifications put on file for consideration for future appointments.