ARBThis board meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at The Portlock at SONO, 3815 Bainbridge Blvd. The pre-meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Applications for Certificates of Appropriateness will be heard at 6:00 p.m.

These meetings are open to the public and any one or several members of the Chesapeake City Council may choose to attend.

According to the group’s page on the city’s website,

The purpose of a historic district and review board is to protect the character of historically significant neighborhoods. If an exterior modification is planned and your property is located within the local historic district, a Certificate of Appropriateness may be issued if the proposed change will be compatible with the surrounding area. The procedures vary depending on what alterations are proposed.


Review Board Meeting Date Application Submittal Deadline
January 14 January 4
February 11 February 1
March 10 February 29
April14 April 4
May12 May 2
June 9 June 1 Due to the holiday
July 14 July 5
August 11 August 1
September 8 August 29
October 13 October 3
November 10 October 31
December 8 November 28