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Materials Required for HPRB Concept Review

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) requires specific documentation with an application for Concept Review. The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) manages the receipt and distribution of all application materials.

Initial Filing

Submit the following materials in person to the HPO, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650:

  • Application and Referral to the Historic Preservation Review Board
  • One set of comprehensive exterior photographs of the property, showing the areas of proposed work;
  • One set of color photographic images of the adjacent context; and
  • Two sets of complete, accurate, and scaled architectural plans or three-dimensional renderings sufficient to indicate the general exterior massing, composition, and design of the proposed work within its surroundings (in 11"x 17" format).

Required architectural plans include:

  • A site plan showing property lines and the footprint of neighboring structures;
  • Existing condition plans; and
  • Floor plans, sections, and elevations showing the proposed work.

Architectural plans must describe the work without ambiguity and clearly show:

  • The extent to which the existing building is to be preserved, altered, or demolished;
  • Dimensions for critical measurements including overall length, width, height, floor-to-floor heights, and distance of setbacks;
  • Any roof alterations on a roof plan or section; and
  • The location and size of any proposed exterior mechanical or utility equipment including penthouses, ductwork, and meter boxes.

Final Plans Submission

If plans are revised after initial submission, a revised electronic set must be submitted to the project reviewer or general HPO mailbox by the final submission deadline.  This final submission will be distributed to HPRB members in advance of the public meeting.