The BAR meets on the 3rd Monday of every month, and applications, fees and materials must be submitted by 5pm on the day of the deadline as listed on the 2012 BAR Meeting Schedule. Following BAR approval, construction projects require a zoning permit from the Planning and Zoning counter located on the 2nd floor of Town Hall, as well as a building permit from Loudoun County (Leesburg does not have a building department so all building inspections are performed by the County).
Please note that building permits will not be issued until the applicant has obtained a zoning permit from the Town (and BAR approval as applicable). Additionally, all sign applications require sign permits even if an existing sign is being relocated to another site.
Fees and other information can be found on the application and checklist of what's needed for a complete application.
General Information and Public Meeting Submission Procedures
Brochure on Historic Districts and the BAR - A brief overview on the H-1 and H-2 Overlay Districts, and design review process in Leesburg.
Electronic documents used in applicant presentations to the BAR must use the following procedures:
- Presentations must be submitted on a PC-formatted CD or DVD. Materials will be scanned for viruses and to ensure they display properly on the Town’s equipment. In the event of a problem, you will be notified by staff.
- Materials must be delivered to the Planning and Zoning counter on the 2nd floor of Town Hall by 3pm the day of the presentation. If the materials are less than 3 megabytes, they may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim K. Del Rance, Preservation Planner, assists with the BAR process, design criteria and historic preservation. (For information about the permitting process for signs, exterior alterations, new construction, and relocation of structures, please contact the Preservation Planner at 703-771-2773 to discuss your project.)
Appeals of any staff review may be made within 10 business days from the date of approval. Application information and materials are available from the Town of Leesburg Preservation staff on the 2nd floor of Town Hall at 25 West Market Street as well as on the Town’s website.