Design Review Committee Members - 2019
Andy Hight (Chair)
John Burns (architect)
John Nolan (architect)
Ken Wilson (architect)
CAHH DRC Liaison: Chris McNamara
Contact the DRC: DRC@hollin-hills.org
March 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library, Sherwood Conference Room
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
2114 Whiteoaks - Barak Residence
Cable railing to go on top of retaining wall previously presented at the November meeting.
2103 Popkins - Arica Young/Eric Miller
Discussion with homeowners and architect about interior and exterior renovations, including an addition, carport, screened porch, roof and window upgrades.
7210 Rebecca - Kent Wilson
Preliminary discussion on sketches for exterior changes, including: fencing, outdoor stairs and paint.
7102 Rebecca - Kevin Roberts/Gerome Gordon
Rear weld-wire fence project.
7316 Rippon - Barbara Bogue
Administrative Review of replacement trashcan screen with a newer one, horizontal rails vs vertical.
2312 Glasgow - David Harrity
Administrative Review of two-panel door replacement for solid panel.
A Foundational Concept
The concept of architectural review by a group of community members was a novelty in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It also was fundamental to subdivision developer Robert Davenport's community of vision. Hollin Hills has maintained its contemporary design integrity through consistent, fair application of the original design philosophy and the shared vision of its residents throughout the years.
In Hollin Hills, that process took shape under the Architectural Control Committee, created by Davenport to ensure that any new structure in Hollin Hills home would meet the developer's definition of "harmony and conformity" with other community structures.
The committee members were Davenport and Hollin Hills investors Morris and Samuel J. Rodman. Hollin Hills lot owners requested countless changes in their homes during the first years of construction. Davenport determined the appropriateness of those changes. If they were basic design decisions -- and he approved -- Davenport turned them over to Hollin Hills architect Charles Goodman for review. A number of the requested changes became standard in future home design.
In 1955, the powers of the original committee expired and were transferred to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). From this point forward, a group of residents appointed by the Hollin Hills civic association board -- now known as the Design Review Committee -- has been in place to help homeowners ensure their desired exterior renovations align with the harmony and conformity definition.
The Role of the
Design Review Committee
All DRC members shall serve at the pleasure of the CAHH board. The DRC role is to:
- Provide advice on design concepts
- Review design plans
- Monitor construction
- Recommend action when unapproved construction is commenced or when construction departs from approval
- Interview prospective DRC candidates and make recommendations to the CAHH board
- Update the Design Review Guidelines for community approval
- Revise procedures as necessary
DRC REVIEW PROCESS STEPS