City of Springboro, Ohio, U.S.A.

320 West Central Avenue
Springboro, Ohio 45066
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Council, Boards & Commissions

Architectural Review Board

Established by Ordinance, August 1997

Springboro Code - Chapter 1229.04


MEMBERSHIP:  7 members – 4 residents; 2 residents of the City or surrounding area (should include, if possible, citizens from the following occupations:  architect, lawyer, realtor, builder, or at least two should have preservation related professional backgrounds), 1 Council Member.  City Council may deviate from this membership if suitable volunteers are not available.  City Council approves all appointments.


TERMS:  Two-year terms.  (1 Council Member, One-year term.)


MEETINGS:  Second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers unless otherwise posted.


DUTIES:  (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Permitting or denying and establishing procedures for evaluating certificates of appropriateness.
  • Developing, recommending, and applying Historic Design Standards.
  • Promoting the conservation, development and use of structures, sites and districts within the City of Springboro.
  • Making recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding legislation affecting Preservation Districts or Landmarks.
  • Conduct a continuing survey of historical and cultural resources.  Advising other officials and departments regarding the protection of local cultural resources.
  • Acting as a liaison to individuals and organizations concerned with Historic Preservation.
  • Working toward the continuing education of citizens regarding Historic Preservation issues and concerns.
  • Seeking expertise when the Commission considers a National Register nomination.
  • Encouraging members to attend education sessions.
  • Maintaining a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties.

The Architectural Review Board selects a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and a Recording Secretary each January.

 Architectural Review Board Members

Janie Ridd, Council Representative

Joy Faini

Gale Graham

Bill Haggerty

Rebecca Hall

Matt Leedy

Stefphane Berger-Lauson

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