Architectural Design Review Board

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Certificate of Appropriateness


Any exterior work (including painting) to buildings, outbuildings, or other exterior features located within one of the City of Hamilton's Historic Areas or properties individually listed by Ordinance is not permitted until  the Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB) issues a Certificate of Appropriateness for the work.  It is the responsibility of the ADRB to review the plans, monitor the work, and administer the Architectural Conservation/Historic District section (Section 1126.00) of the Hamilton City Zoning Ordinance.  
Applications and plans are submitted to the Department of Community Development.  The ADRB meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 345 High Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011.  

Please do not hesitate to contact that office with any questions or concerns, call 513-785-7350 or email the staff.

Architectural Design Review Board Members


Robert Brown, City Council 
Todd Palechek, Architect  - Term: May, 2018
Tom Alf, Planning Commission 
Alternate:  VACANT
 Dayton-Campbell Historic District, Primary Member: VACANT
Alternate:  Tom O'Neill   - Term: April, 2018
Pauline Fairbanks, Rossville Historic District   - Term: April, 2017
Alternate:  Jane Jacobs  - Term: April, 2017
Debby Ripperger, German Village Historic District  - Term: May, 2018
Alternate:  Ann Brown   - Term: May, 2018
 Karen Whalen, Historic Hamilton   - Term: January, 2019
Alternate:  Shi O'Neill  - Term: September, 2017
Kevin Burke, Special Improvement District - Term: April 2019
Alternate:  VACANT
Mary Pat Essman, Chairperson, Chamber of Commerce   - Term: October, 2017
Alternate:  Rob Weigel   - Term: March, 2018 
Armand Bloch, At Large   - Term: September, 2017
Steve Beckman, At Large​  - Term: January, 2018