Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board established in 1974, acts “to preserve existing areas of natural beauty, cultural importance and assure that buildings, structures, signs or other developments are in good taste, good design, harmonious with surrounding developments, and in general contribute to the preservation of Santa Monica's reputation as a place of beauty, spaciousness and quality.” [SMMC 9.55]

 

Current members, applicants, vacancies, and appointment application

 

Responsibilities

Through the Architectural Review Board Approval process the Board is responsible for:

  • Establishing procedures and provide to preserve existing areas of natural beauty, and cultural importance
  • Assure that buildings, structures, signs or other developments contribute to the preservation of Santa Monica's reputation as a place of beauty, spaciousness and quality
  • Prevent the development of structures or uses likely to have a depreciating effect on the local environment or surrounding area
  • Eliminate conditions, structures, signs or uses which by reason of their effect tend to degrade the health, safety or general welfare of the community
  • Provide a continuing source of programs and means of improving the City's overall appearance

Meetings & Minutes

The Architectural Review Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 1685 Main St., Santa Monica, California.

 

Please note: From September through December 2017, meetings for the Architectural Review Board, Landmarks Commission, Planning Commission, have been temporarily moved to new locations. Please see agenda for specific location details.

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Meetings

June 17Jun 17 Cancelled
June 03Jun 03 Agenda Audio/Video
May 20May 20 Agenda Audio/Video
May 06May 06 Agenda Audio/Video
April 15Apr 15 Agenda Audio/Video
April 01Apr 01 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video
March 18Mar 18 Cancelled
March 04Mar 04 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video
February 19Feb 19 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video
February 18Feb 18 Cancelled
February 04Feb 04 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video
January 21Jan 21 Cancelled
January 07Jan 07 Cancelled