Architectural Review Board


The Architectural Review Board (ARB) ensures that all structures within the City conform to certain minimum architectural and aesthetic standards; prevents the erection of structures that are detrimental to the stability of values of surrounding properties; makes sure structures conform to the design principles of the Comprehensive Plan; makes sure structures conform to the Design Guidelines; and promotes the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City.

All building permit applications for exterior work must be submitted to the Architectural Review Board for approval. If changes are made to a project previously approved by the ARB, the project changes must go back to the ARB for re-approval.

The ARB is composed of five (5) members who are residents of the City. The Mayor and Council give consideration to individuals who have a background in design, building construction, architecture, engineering and landscape architecture, though it is not a requirement.


  • Tim Woofter, Chair
  • Stacey Winfield
  • David Gibson
  • Gail Cluen, Vice Chair
  • David Banks
  • Eden Thorne, Council Liaison


  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Every other Tuesday
  • City Hall
See the Design Guidelines that identify the historic and established patterns that make Mission Hills unique, including our uncomparable greenspace, the layouts of lots of various sizes and types, and the massing and architecture of homes of many sizes and styles.  These guidelines provide a framework for decision making to assist homeowners and their designers, prospective homeowners and their realtors, and the Architectural Review Board.

See the appropriate ARB checklist for submittal materials for building projects involving exterior changes.
ARB Substantial Construction
ARB Non-Substantial Construction

See the ARB Schedule for project submittal deadlines and upcoming meeting dates.

View ARB agendas and minutes.