Agendas/Minutes: A monthly agenda packet is available upon request. For previous months agendas or minutes please contact the City Clerk's office at (863) 534-0100 or download the material through their webpage.
Membership: The Historic Architectural Review Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Commission and serve staggered terms. Board members must be residents of the City and shall not serve at the same time on any other City board. Whenever possible Board members shall be chosen from one or more of the following organizations, professions or groups: architecture, civil or structural engineering, local historical society, and a resident of one of the historic districts in the City of Bartow or an owner of an historic commercial property.
General Functions: The City of Bartow has declared as a matter of public policy that the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of properties of historical, cultural, archeological, aesthetic and architectural merit are in the interest of the health, prosperity and welfare of the people of the City of Bartow. Through the implementation of Historic Architectural Preservation Regulations the City intends to:
- Effect and accomplish the protection, enchancement and prepetuation of buildings, structures, improvements, and landscape features which represent distinctive elements of the City's cultural, social, economic, political, scientific, religious, and architectural history;
- Safeguard the City's historical, cultural, and architectural heritage, as embodied and reflected in such individual sites and districts;
- Foster civic pride in the accomplishments of the past,
- Protect and enhance the City's attraction to visitors and the support and stimulus to the economy there provided; and
- Promote the use of individual sites and districts for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the City of Bartow
The Board is responsible for identifying and maintaining Bartow’s historic buildings and structures for the benefit of its residents, both now and in the future, through the development and administration of a comprehensive historic architectural preservation program. The Board shall have the authority to review and render a decision on all proposed alterations, demolitions, relocations for contributing property, and to review new construction within the designated boundaries of historic districts.
Meeting Schedules: The Historic Architectural Review Board meets on the first Thursday of any given month provided there are items that need reviewed. The meeting begins at 4:00 pm and is held in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 450 North Wilson Avenue. Meeting dates are subject to change and addition meetings may be added if necessary.
Application Fees & Forms: Application Fees & Forms can be found in the Planning Department subsection titled as such.