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

Board Members

Seat Member Term Expiration
1 Dave West (Chairperson) 2024
2 Tom Jones 2024
3 Glenn Abbott 2024
4 James Terry Keane 2024
5 Dee Barnes 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.

Meeting Documents

Board of Architectural Review


Board of Architectural Review Meeting - 10/24/2022

Board of Architectural Review Meeting - 10/24/2022
Size: 1.22 MB
Date added: 10-17-2022

Board of Architectural Review Meeting - 09/26/2022

Board of Architectural Review Meeting - 09/26/2022
Size: 1.94 MB
Date added: 09-08-2022

Board of Architectural Review Meeting - 08/22/2022

Board of Architectural Review Meeting - 08/22/2022
Size: 1.13 MB
Date added: 08-10-2022


location Location:
221 E North 1st St.
Seneca, SC 29678
hours Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM


Ed Halbig
Zoning Administrator:
Tracy Chapman
Code Enforcement:
Angie Moss
Transit Assistant:
Barbara Dyar
Building Official/Fire Marshal:
Ronald Butts
Administrative Assistant:
Heather Strother


phone Phone:
mailing-address Mailing:
P.O. Box 4773
Seneca, SC 29679

Contact Info

221 E North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678

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