Architectural Review Board

Architectural Review Board

While the Board of Aldermen continue to consider a comprehensive update to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) guidelines, the ARB guidelines related to the Floor Area Ratio have been amended and will be effective January 1, 2024, as follows:

On all lots zoned R-1 or R-2, the floor area of residential dwellings shall not exceed a floor area ratio (FAR), as defined in Section 400.010 or the Zoning Regulations, of 0.030, except when an applicant can demonstrate that the subject property presents unique circumstances, and the applicant has taken extraordinary design measure to ensure neighborhood compatibility.

The City of Glendale has always prided itself in offering high quality housing opportunities to preserve architectural integrity of housing by assuring compatibility with existing neighborhood and to preserve green space. In order to assure that new construction meets high quality standards and is in general conformity with the style and design of surrounding structures, the Architectural Review Board considers all exterior aspects of a structure and their location. The Architectural Review Board will consider several criteria including but not limited to the effect of the construction upon the flow of water runoff from the property; floor area ratio of the proposed construction; context, style, scale and proportion of the proposed construction; types, color, and quality of materials to be used; compatibility with the period and detail of neighborhood houses, and landscaping plans. Redevelopment of residential properties has accelerated dramatically in virtually all neighborhoods over the past several years. It is important to assure that the quality of construction remains at a high level.

Current ARB Guidelines and Application
The Current ARB guidelines and application are available at the link below. You can also find a link to the complete Glendale municipal code. 

Submission Guidelines
Please include PDF copies of all plans and materials by USB flash drive with your submission. For printed copies, plans on 11x17 size paper is acceptable. 

Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines
All submissions must be fully completed when turned in on the submission deadline or the submission will be held for the following ARB meeting. All meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the City of Glendale Auditorium, 424 N. Sappington Road, Glendale, Missouri, at 6:00 p.m.

Submission Deadlines Meeting Date
Friday, December 29, 2023 Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Friday, January 26, 2024 Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Friday, February 23, 2024 Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2024 Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Friday, April 19, 2024 Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Friday, May 24, 2024 Wednesday, June 12,2024
Friday, June 21, 2024 Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Friday, July 26, 2024 Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Friday, August 23, 2024 Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Thursday, September 19, 2024 Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Friday, October 25, 2024 Wednesday, November 13, 2024
Friday, November 22, 2024 Wednesday, December 11, 20224
Friday, December 20, 2024 Wednesday, January 8, 2025

ARB Composition
The Architectural Review Board consists of six (7) members, including the 6 citizen members of the Plan Commission and 1 additional resident who must be an architect. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Name Title
Jeff Fernhoff Chair
Jon Emert Member
John Falk Member
Reed Voorhees Member
Brad Weitekamp Member
Laura Switzer member

Proposed ARB Guidelines
Below are a set of proposed guidelines developed by the Architectural Review Board in conjunction with input from the Board of Aldermen.  Please feel free to review the proposal and provide comments to members of the Board of Aldermen or City staff. Comments will be provided to the Board of Aldermen prior to final consideration of adoption.  Hard copies may be obtained at City Hall.

Please note these guidelines may change prior to final adoption by the Board of Aldermen.
ARB Agenda, Packets, and Minutes - 2024

06/12/24 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet                        
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05/08/24 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
04/10/24 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
04/10/24 Regular Meeting       Packet                        
03/27/24 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
03/05/24 Meeting Cancelled-To Be Rescheduled Agenda                              
ARB Agendas, Packets, and Minutes  2023

12/13/23 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
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11/08/23 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
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10/11/23 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
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07/12/23 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
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03/08/23 ARB Submission 1 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
03/08/23 ARB Submission 2       Packet                        
03/08/23 ARB Submission 3       Packet                        
03/08/23 ARB Submission 4       Packet                        
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02/08/23 ARB Submission 1 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
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01/11/23 ARB Submission 1 Agenda       Packet       Minutes                  
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ARB Agendas, Packets, and Minutes 2022

11/09/22 Agenda       Packet