Historic District Review Committee
The Historic District Review Committee (HDRC) is a seven-member review committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors and charged with maintaining the architectural and historic integrity of Loudoun County's Historic Districts.
The HDRC uses the county’s Historic District Guidelines as the basis for review of proposed projects. The Historic District Guidelines
are an adopted part of the county's Zoning Ordinance, and relate only to the exterior appearance and the siting of structures on a property.
The siting of new construction is particularly important in a rural district where the protection of historic landscapes and viewsheds is of special importance. The guidelines are available to the public as a guide for the renovation of existing structures and/or new construction projects.
On September 18, 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved amendments to the Rules and Procedures of the HDRC. The Rules and Procedures now require that HDRC staff post a sign on the subject property of a Certificate of Appropriateness (CAPP) application 14 days prior to the HDRC meeting as a means of notifying residents about the application. View the HDRC's Rules and Procedures below.
The 2013 Joint Architectural Review Board Awards have been announced. Click here
for more information.
The HDRC publishes a twice yearly newsletter “What’s Old is News” with insights and helpful information for owners of historic properties. The newsletters are mailed to residents in the county’s historic districts and are also available online
(Adobe Reader required).
Committee members are appointed at large by the Board of Supervisors and serve three-year staggered terms.
View documents detailing HDRC rules and procedures
and the process of appealing a zoning determination
The staff contacts for the committee are Lauren Murphy
and Heidi Siebentritt
of the Department of Planning and can be reached at 703-777-0246.