The Architectural Review Board (ARB) conducts public hearings, reviews plans and determines compliance with the Tualatin Development Code (TDC) for the site development, architecture, and landscaping proposed in larger multi-family residential, commercial, semi-public/institutional and industrial development projects.
On Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. as needed or not less than seven (7) days, nor more than 21 following an appeal of a staff Architectural Features Decision. Please see our Public Meetings Calendar to see a schedule of upcoming meetings and Agendas / Minutes.
Tualatin Council Building unless otherwise noted
18880 SW Martinazzi Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97062
Will Harper, AICP | 503.691.3027 | Senior Planner
Architectural Review (AR) is required for all development and redevelopment in Tualatin. The AR process includes one application that is addressed in two decisions which run concurrently: Architectural Features (building design, site design, landscaping, on-site parking, circulation, loading and outdoor storage) and Public Utility Facilities (sewer, water, storm water management, street systems and environmental). Most Architectural Features decisions are Community Development Director (Planning Division staff) limited land use decisions and all Public Facilities decisions are a City Engineer's decision (Engineering Division staff).
The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is the Architectural Features decision-maker when:
Staff Architectural Features Decision is appealed;
An application for a multi-family residential project abuts the Residential Low (RL) Density Planning District;
A project is a multi-family residential project that includes 100 or more units, when a commercial building is 50,000 square feet or more, and when an industrial building is 150,000 square feet or more;
The applicant of an AR previously approved by the ARB requests an AR extension, an extension of the AR approval period pursuant to TDC 73.056(2).
The Architectural Review Board must apply the requirements of the planning district the property is in and the provisions in TDC Chapter 73. The ARB decision is to approve the Architectural Features proposal, approve it with conditions or deny it. If a Variance is requested, it must first be decided by the City Council. The ARB Architectural Features Decision and the City Engineer's Public Facilities Decision are appealable to the City Council.
The ARB is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor and then approved by Council, the ARB has three alternate positions and is the only board which requires professional registrations such as a Registered Architect, Registered Landscape Architect and Engineer. A Council member serves as the ARB Chair.
Chair: Councilor Ed Truax
Architect: Skip Stanaway
Engineer: John Howorth
Landscape Architect: Robert Perron
Lay Member: Chris Goodell
Lay Member: Terry Novak
Lay Member: Michael Ward
Chair: Councilor Joelle Davis
Architect: John Medvec
Landscape Architect: Vacant