The Historic and Architectural Review Board is a quasi-judicial board with nine members (seven regular members and two alternates). The board recommends local historic designations and regulates and administers historical, cultural, archaeological and architectural resources in the City of Melbourne. It also considers material changes in the exterior appearance of existing buildings located on non-residential property in the city’s three redevelopment districts.
Board members are City of Melbourne residents or business owners who have backgrounds in the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archeology, landscape architecture, real estate and general contracting. Additionally, to the extent reasonably possible, representation from the City’s three Community Redevelopment Areas (Melbourne Downtown, Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront and Babcock Street) will be encouraged, and the board shall include one member who is an architect and one member who is a contractor.
The board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
For a list of current members, view the City of Melbourne Authority, Boards and Committees Roster.
Historic Review Applications
- Download the brochure, "A Brief Guide to the Historical Designation Process"
- Download the Application for Preliminary Local Historic Designation
- Download the Application for Certificate of Appropriateness for Historically Designated Resources
Architectural Review Application & Architectural Design Guidelines
- Download the Architectural Review Application
- Map showing the boundaries of each CRA
- Babcock Street District Architectural Guidelines
- Melbourne Downtown CRA and the Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront CRA Architectural Guidelines
For More Information
Contact the Community Development Department, firstname.lastname@example.org, (321) 608-7500.