Architectural Review Committee

Architectural Review Committee

Meetings:   Meets on Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Riverton Free Library, 306 Main St.

For additional information please see sections 109-6.A and 128-40-49 of the Borough Code. 

Contact: Borough Hall at (856) 829-0120 

Working to Preserve Riverton’s Unique Historic Character for the Future

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) advises property owners, the Planning Board, the Construction and other officials how to preserve Riverton’s heritage through compatible rehabilitation of historic buildings and new construction is that complements Riverton’s unique character.  The ARC encourages property owners to participate in preliminary design review during the development of construction projects or requests for demolition that will have substantial impacts on a historic property or district.  The ARC provides advice to owners on how to appropriately maintain their historic buildings.  Except for minor projects determined to have limited effect, requests for building and demolition permits within the Historic Area Designation must be presented the ARC at a monthly meeting. 

The Architectural Review Committee reviews properties in the following areas:

  • All properties within the Riverton Historic District.
  • All properties within the NB Neighborhood Business District.
  • All properties in the Borough of Riverton built before 1941.

– Provides pre-planning design consultation and subsequent review prior to building permit issuance for applicable properties regarding how to make historically and aesthetically appropriate modifications and improvements.

-Advises the Riverton Planning Board and Construction Official on building permit applications for applicable properties.

-Studies and reviews applications, meets with property owners and makes recommendations on the following:

  • Architectural design
  • Construction materials including type and texture.
  • Siting and landscaping
  • Compatibility with neighboring properties’ streetscapes and the Borough’s historic character
  • Signage
  • Demolition

– Provides information to the Planning Board on the historic and architectural significance of a structure related to a demolition permit request

-Advises municipal officials and staff on historic preservation and promotes historic preservation within the community.

-Uses design review standards for historic buildings and districts.

ARC organization and its member qualifications:

-The ARC has five (5) members and one (1) alternate appointed by the Mayor.   

– The committee members share their knowledge of Riverton’s historic architecture, and of local, state and national historic preservation and rehabilitation standards.

– Chapter 128-41 of Riverton’s law requires that the ARC must have at least one member who is knowledgeable in building design and construction or architectural history (Class A) and at least one member who is knowledgeable or with a demonstrated interest in local history (Class B).

Neighborhood Business (NB) District on Zoning Map, 

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties,

Architectural Advisory Committee

Neighborhood Business (NB) District on Zoning Map,

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties,