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The Architectural Review Board (ARB) has five members appointed by the First Selectman for two years terms, and three alternate members appointed by the First Selectman for two year terms.

The Board was established in order to advise town officials as to the adequacy and appropriateness of architectural plans for all new commercial structures or for exterior alterations to commercial structures.

The Architectural Review Board reviews projects for aesthetic considerations and other matters relating to planning and design. Projects requiring ARB review include new commercial construction, exterior alterations to commercial buildings, fixed awnings and free-standing signs.

The ARB's recommendations are forwarded to the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning & Zoning Commission to be considered in the course of application reviews. ARB's recommendations are advisory only and do not imply approval or denial of the project by the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Planning & Zoning Commission.