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
April 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library, Conference Room 3
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
7102 Rebecca Drive, Roberts/Gordon Residence
Continuation of March meeting discussion after DRC site visit about installation of a backyard dog run fence.
2103 Popkins Lane, Young/Miller Residence
Continuation of March meeting discussion. Homeowner and architect will present and discuss revisions to the design of a proposed screened room on the back of the hourse and a mudroom/carport.
7608 Elba Road, Hart Residence
Proposed (10'x20') backyard storage shed similar to one previously approved at 7000 Elba Road.
The DRC will discuss developing processes for better managing project review, archiving project drawings and notes, managing the DRC section of Hollin-Hills.org.
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