Architectural Review Board


6:00 PM 
First Monday of each Month  
Conference Room ABC - 2nd Floor 
George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA  22554 

Members:  Officers:  Election District
 Doris McAdams    Member-at-Large
 Kim Taylor-Wilson Secretary  Member-at-Large
 Willie Shelton, Jr.    Planning Commission Representative
 Linda Burdette Chair  Member-at-Large
 Mark Ethridge Vice-Chair  Member-at-Large
 Vacant    Historic Overlay District Resident
 Vacant    Architect


The Stafford County Architectural Review Board (ARB) was established by the Board of Supervisors. Out of the seven members at least one member shall be a registered architect or architectural historian. One member shall be a Planning Commissioner. One member shall reside in a designated Historic District. The remaining members shall be members-at-large. All members appointed shall have a demonstrated knowledge, interest, or competence in historic preservation. The ARB's chief duty is to oversee the preservation and management of the County's designated Historic Resource (HR) Overlay Districts. 


  • Encourage owners of all historic properties to preserve through tax incentives and/or easements.
  • Identify additional historic areas, sites, and buildings in Stafford County.
  • Provide standards and guidelines for the preservation of sites and buildings designated as historic.
  • Recommend specific sites to be designated as historic districts to the Board of Supervisors.
  • Review all applications for new construction, renovation, or alteration of buildings located within HR Overlay Districts.

Stafford County Historical Resources

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available 72 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

Agendas prior to August 2022 are available in the Agenda and Minutes.

NOTE:  Agendas & Minutes prior to year 2016 are housed in the county's Archive Center.