Planning & Development
Board of Architectural Review
The Board of Architectural Review was created to implement the provisions of the Official Zoning Ordinance Sec. 1204 for the City of Seneca consisting of five members and appointed by the City Council. All members have a demonstrated interest in historic preservation and architectural review. When available in the community at least one member is qualified as:
- A historian, knowledge in local history
- An architect or is an architect is not available to serve, someone knowledgeable in building design and construction
- A real estate agent, lawyer, engineer, or representative of the historical society
Application & Meeting Schedule
Regular meetings of the Board of Architectural Review are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00PM, unless changed by majority vote of members at any regular or special meeting. All meetings are open to the public.
|Application Deadline||Meeting Date|
|Thursday, January 10th||Monday, January 28th|
|Thursday, February 7th||Monday, February 25th|
|Thursday, March 7th||Monday, March 25th|
|Thursday April 4th||Monday, April 22nd|
|Thursday, May 2nd||Monday, May 27th|
|Thursday, June 6th||Monday, June 24th|
|Wednesday, July 3rd||Monday, July 22nd|
|Thursday, August 8th, 2018||Monday, August 26th|
|Thursday, September 5th||Monday, September 23rd|
|Thursday, October 10th||Monday, October 28th|
|Thursday, November 7th||Monday, November 25th|
|Thursday, December 5th||Thursday, December 23rd|
|1||Dave West (Chairperson)||2024|
|4||James Terry Keane||2024|
The City of Seneca is seeking interested citizens to fill vacancies on the Board of Architectural Review. Persons interested should submit a resume and cover letter to the office of Planning & Development at City Hall or mail to Mr. Edward R. Halbig, Director at PO Box 4773, Seneca, SC 29679. For additional information, call 864-885-2726.
Please Note: Early submission of applications is encouraged. If you wish to submit your application before the deadline, there will be more time for our staff to work with you to ensure that your proposed work meets the design review guidelines. Applications should be turned in at the Planning & Development office at City Hall. If you have questions about the application process or about meeting date, time, etc., please call the Planning & Development office at 864-885-2726.
Important Notice To Applicant(s): Please refrain from contacting any member of the Board of Architectural Review in matters related to your application. Any communication outside the public hearing, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, written correspondence, e-mails, instant messaging, and the next level of technology that presents itself with any member of the Board of Architectural Review is considered an “ex parte communication.”
An “ex parte communication” occurs when an interested party in the matter to be decided (or representative) and a quasi-judicial decision-maker discuss, outside the formal hearing process, the substance of the matter to be decided. If this were to occur the decision-maker is disqualified (must be recused) from voting on the matter. Outside communications also create an appearance of impropriety and serves to undercut public confidence in the integrity of the process.