To promote a high level of integrity and aesthetic value for the
built environment, preserving and improving the character of
Chico by balancing the rights of property owners with the public
In addition to its authority established by Chapter 19.18 of the
Chico Municipal Code for the review of architectural drawings
prior to the issuance of certain building permits, the
Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board (ARHPB)
reviews building proposals that may affect buildings or other
resources listed on the City of Chico Historic Resources
Inventory, including making recommendations to the City Council
for new listings. The ARHPB consists of three regular members,
two of whom are intended to be engaged in the visual arts field,
such as architects, landscape architects, artists, and/or
designers, and at least one of whom are intended to have
professional experience in architectural history, planning,
archaeology, or other historic preservation-related disciplines.
The Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board
currently meets on the first and third Wednesday of each
month at 4:00 p.m. Click on the Agendas link
below for the current meeting information.
Agendas are posted to the web the previous Friday, five days
before each meeting. If needed, the Board may also schedule an
adjourned regular meeting on the third Wednesday of the month and
the agenda would be posted the Friday prior to the meeting.
Special meetings (such as workshops and site visits) can occur on
an as-needed basis. Agendas for these special meetings will be
posted to the web a minimum of 72 hours prior to each meeting.
Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board