What is the Board of Architectural Review and Historic District Homes?

By June 28, 2019Large Additions
Large Residential Additions Alexandria VA

Just recently, our team at Ricky Can Build It successfully completed three large residential additions in historic districts and eight additions total. For our historic district projects, we were required to submit plans to the city’s Board of Architectural Review for review and approval in order to get the project started. Considering that this process does take a certain amount of time to complete, it’s necessary, as it helps preserve the history and aesthetic of these district homes while upgrading them for improved functionality and appearance purposes.     

At Ricky Can Build It, it is our mission to design and build large additions that are compliant with the city’s residential policies and regulations. In our most recent project, we were able to successfully submit our plans for three large residential additions, have them approved, as well as obtain the appropriate permits. This allowed us to have peace of mind and successfully accomplish creating the three large additions with ease. 

To give you a better idea of what the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Districts are, we have provided more information for your convenience below. 

What is the Board of Architectural Review? 

Each city that contains historical locations, structures, and buildings have their own Board of Architectural Review. The Board of Architectural Review holds responsibility for ensuring that historic districts and structures are protected and properly preserved. Often times, historic districts may consist of a collection of buildings, structures, objects, or sites that are relevant to one another historically and aesthetically. 

What Defines A Historic District?

Historic districts have the appearance of what you would hope to find when vacationing out in areas, such as the New Orleans French Quarter or Seattle’s Pike Place Market. As the number of historic districts continue to grow, the National Park Service is always looking at potential candidates for preservation. 

The National Register of Historic Places consists of a list of our Nation’s historical buildings and areas that are deemed worthy of preserving. Ever since the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places has become a nation-wide program that combines public and private coordination and support to determine and establish America’s historically-renowned locations and buildings. 

Ricky Can Build It: Large Residential Additions in Alexandria, VA

Ricky Can Build It’s team of certified designers are in-house and experienced with creating architectural plans for every type of home, including historic district homes. We understand the processes in creating a home design or large residential addition that complies with the Board of Architectural Review’s regulations. We take care of all the aspects of your home upgrade, such as retrieving the necessary permits, so you don’t have to.   

Does your home falls into the Historic District limits? Contact us at (571) 512-5240 to see which home remodeling project will suit you best today!