Robert Schenkel, Chairman Term expires: June 30, 2021
Anne Hasegawa Term expires: June 28, 2020
Sara E. Kaplan Term expires: June 28, 2020
Claudia Mulas Term expires: February 7, 2021
Stanley Wong Term expires: June 30, 2022
Travis Bechtel, Alternate Term expires: August 31, 2021
Sarah Dirsa, Alternate Term expires: June 21, 2022
Brendan Rudolph, Alternate Term expires: August 31, 2021
This Board ensures that the proposed work blends not only into the harmony of the structure but also the neighborhood in which it is situated. Excessive uniformity, dissimilarity, inappropriateness or poor quality of design in the exterior appearance of buildings or other structures erected or altered in any neighborhood adversely affects the desirability of the immediate area and neighboring areas for residential, business or other purposes.
To prevent these and other harmful effects of such exterior appearance of buildings and other structures erected or altered throughout the Town, the Town Board has appointed a 5-member Architectural Review Board. For additional information see the Town Code Section 60-550.
Establishment & Term of Office
The Architectural Review Board was established on July 1st, 1956. The term of office is three years.
Information to Note
With few exceptions, anyone doing a construction project in the Town of New Castle must present to and obtain approval from the Architectural Review Board to obtain a Building Permit. Due to the nature of our community, most of the applications are for residential construction, generally alterations to existing homes with some sporadic new construction.
Other applicants come from desired construction work in one of the commercial hamlets which could range from new storefronts to signage or more. The Architectural Review Board seeks to encourage and approve a design that adds to and maintains the character of our unique community.