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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June 04Jun 04
May 21May 21 Agenda
May 07May 07 Agenda
April 23Apr 23 Agenda Audio/Video
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February 05Feb 05 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video
January 29Jan 29 Cancelled
January 22Jan 22 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video