Architectural Review Committee

The purpose of the Architectural Review Committee are:
  • To assure high standards for aesthetic quality of development and/or redevelopment in commercial and multi-family housing areas of the city
  • To promote orderly and harmonious development within the city
  • To enhance living and business conditions within the city
  • To assure that natural features are appropriately preserved and integrated with the development
Issues Addressed
Issues addressed by the Architectural Review Committee are:
  • Accessibility design considerations for persons with disabilities
  • Appropriate signage: size limitations, color, and other aesthetic considerations
  • Conservation of trees and other natural habitat considerations
  • Energy efficiency of design
  • Harmony of design, colors, materials, and finesse
  • Irrigation and maintenance
  • Quality, character, and scale of design
  • Suitability of building materials
  • Visibility and effect upon view at all sight lines
Regular Meetings
  • 7 p.m.
  • The 3rd Monday of every month (upon request)
  • Council Chambers
    209 Lemonwood Drive
    San Antonio, TX 78213
Meetings are open to the public and posted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


  • Jack Joyce, Chairman
  • Ana Frias
  • Barry Middleman
  • Betty Howard
  • Debbie Sutton
  • Matari Gunter
  • Juan Solis

Member Appointment & Terms
The Architectural Review Committee consists of 5 regular members and 2 alternates that are citizens of the City. Members are nominated by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for a term of 2 years beginning on June 1 of each odd-numbered year.

Application for Hearing
To have an issue reviewed by the committee, complete the Application for Architectural Review Committee Hearing.