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]

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.

Select a Year

Search within Architectural Review Board


Meetings

February 06Feb 06 Agenda Audio/Video
January 23Jan 23 Agenda Minutes