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Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC)

This Commission reviews projects within the Downtown and Old Town Historic Overlay Districts for compliance with the approval criteria, including the Design Guidelines. HARC reviews new commercial and residential projects in the Downtown and Old Town Districts, additions and alterations to historic structures within the districts, and demolition requests for historic structures. In some cases HARC reviews new signage within the Downtown and Old Town Districts. The Commission issues a Certificate of Appropriateness for approved projects that are consistent with the Downtown Design Guidelines.  The Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 pm.

HARC normally meets in the City Council Chambers, located at 510 W. 9th Street, but to comply with current health directives the commission is currently meeting virtually. The public is invited to join the meetings via the virtual meeting link or via phone. Meeting information is available in the agendas that are posted at agendas.georgetown.org.

To read more about HARC and all other city boards and commissions, go to: http://georgetown.org/boardscommissions/

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