Architectural Review Panel (ARP)

Panel Members:

Dusty Williams, Chairman, Place 1
Jim DuBois, Place 2
Maria Hickson-Grimmett, Vice-Chairman, Place 3
Christy Wilson, Alternate 1
Julie Lanicek, Alternate 2

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The Architectural Review Panel (ARP) shall consist of five (5) members, consisting of three (3) regular members and two (2) alternate members to be appointed, upon application and demonstration of their qualifications to the extent available among the residents of the community, by the City Council with primary consideration given to professional members from the disciplines of architecture, history, urban planning, building; real estate, legal, archeology, or other disciplines related to historic preservation as deemed by the City Council.

  • Regardless of professional background, a minimum of three (3) ARP members shall be residents of the city and a maximum of two (2) members may reside in the city’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ).
  • At least one (1) member of the ARP shall be a current member of the Planning & Zoning Commission.
  • All ARP members must have demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation; particular weight is given to historic preservation activities within the city and/or the county.
  • The regular ARP members shall be identified by place numbers 1 through 3 and will serve at the will of the City Council. Any regular or alternate ARP member may be removed from the panel upon majority vote of the City Council with or without cause.
  • Any member may resign by submitting a letter of intent to the City Manager that has been read into the official ARP minutes.
  • The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the ARP shall be elected by and from its regular membership.
  • A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of not less than three (3) members of the ARP. If a regular member is absent, an alternate member may sit in place of the absent regular member.
  • The ARP shall meet as needed and Special meetings may be called at any time by the ARP Chairperson, Vice Chairperson or at the written request of at least three (3) ARP members. All meetings shall be held in conformance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code as Annotated.

The ARP shall be empowered to:

  • Take action on all applications for Certificates of Appropriateness and Certificates of Appropriateness for Demolition or Removal pursuant to this Ordinance.
  • Review and recommend to City Manager and other applicable city boards, commissions, and city council all proposed changes to the zoning ordinance, building code, general plan or other adopted policies of the city that may affect the purpose of the Article.

ARP Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

December 7, 2023
July 6, 2023
December 6, 2022December 6, 2022
March 1, 2022March 1, 2022
January 28, 2022January 28, 2022
December 7, 2021December 7, 2021
November 2, 2021November 2, 2021
October 5, 2021October 5, 2021
June 15, 2021June 15, 2021
June 1, 2021June 1, 2021