Architectural Review Board

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Purpose

The Architectural Review Board is charged with design review of all new construction, changes and additions to commercial, industrial and multi-family projects including signage. The Board's goals and purposes are to:

  • Promote orderly and harmonious development of the Township in accordance with Copley Township's Land Use Plan.
  • Enhance the desirability of residence or investment in the Township.
  • Encourage the attainment of the most desirable use of land and improvements.
  • Enhance the desirability of living conditions upon the immediate site or in adjacent areas.
  • Promote visual environments which are of high aesthetic quality and variety and which, at the same time, are considerate of each other.

Authority

The Architectural Review Board is authorized under Ohio Revised Code §519.171 effective November 5, 2004 and amended May 27, 2005.

Composition

The Board is composed of five members and two alternates appointed by the Copley Township Board of Trustees of which three of whom are architects, landscape architects, engineers, building designers or other design professionals. 

Process

The Architectural Review Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the North Meeting Room, 1540 S Cleveland-Massillon Road. The applicant or his or her representative should be present to answer questions from the Board. A second meeting may be scheduled as needed. All meetings are open to the public and subject to Ohio's Open Meeting Laws.

Applicants must submit applications to the Department of Community & Economic Development along with two hard copies of plans, elevations, and other supporting material. Electronic submissions of plans are required. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Powers & Duties

The Architectural Review Board is authorized and directed to provide advisory review of any permanent sign, exterior construction, reconstruction, exterior addition or alteration, exterior restoration, razing, relocation, or demolition of any building or structures classified as:

  • A proposed sign
  • A Conditional Use
  • Located within the Industrial District
  • Located within the Commercial District
  • The Creation or Extension of a Residential Subdivision
  • The Development of a Planned Residential Development
  • The Development of a Mixed Use Compact Development District

Guidelines

The Architectural Review Board may establish additional written guidelines for applications, public meetings, standards of appropriateness, and other necessary standards for this section including:

  • Review and identify structures and areas within Copley Township that are historically, archaeologically, or architecturally significant
  • Make comments and recommendations to the Zoning Commission and the Township Trustees regarding the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Zoning Resolution and other land use issues

Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Architectural Review Board are held on the first Monday of every month at 6:00 PM EST. Meetings are held at the Copley Township Town Hall in the North Room. Town Hall is located at 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley, OH 44321.

FILING APPLICATION DEADLINE* ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD MEETING DATE
December 14, 2019 January 6, 2020
January 15, 2020 February 3, 2020
February 12, 2020 March 2, 2020
March 18, 2020 April 6, 2020
April 15, 2020 May 4, 2020
May 13, 2020 June 1, 2020
June 17, 2020 July 6, 2020
July 15, 2020 August 3, 2020
August 19, 2020 September 7, 2020
September 16, 2020 October 5, 2020
October 14, 2020 November 2, 2020
November 18, 2020 December 7, 2020
December 16, 2020 January 4, 2021
*Applications must be filed by 4:00 PM EST on the date of deadline.  

Regular Members

  • Dale Couch
  • Christine Davis
  • Joseph Gregory
  • Dwayne Groll
  • Kelly McPherson

Alternates

  • James Grigson
  • Christopher Mong

Have you ever considered serving on a Township board? 

A vacancy currently exists on the Architectural Review Board.  Ideal candidates would have experience in architecture, land use planning, construction management, finance or the general trades.  Those interested should 
submit a resume to Matt Springer for consideration.  
mspringer@copley.oh.us


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and related documents are available prior to the meeting. Minutes are presented in both draft and approved form online.

View Most Recent Agendas & Minutes