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Entrance Corridor Review Board (ERB)

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The City of Charlottesville has designated certain significant routes of tourist access as Entrance Corridors to ensure through design review that corridor development is compatible with the City’s historic landmarks, buildings, and structures. The Planning Commission has been designated as the Entrance Corridor Review Board (ERB).

Property owners must apply for and receive a certificate of appropriateness (COA) from the ERB for all development requiring a site plan. The director may grant administrative approval for other  new construction, additions or modifications not requiring a site plan,  and for signs, windows, doors, roof coverings, and siding. Single or  two-family houses are not required to apply under this section. Please consult the Zoning Ordinance Sec. 34- 306 for specifics.

Information for Applicants:

Please visit the ERB Applicant Portalfor application forms and design guidelines.

Staff Contact Information:

Jeff Werner, AICP, Preservation and Design Planner
City of Charlottesville
Department of Neighborhood Development Services
City Hall - 610 East Market Street
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Ph 434.970.3130 FAX 434.970.3359


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