Architectural Review Board Information

Preservation Preserves Our History & Our Property Values

North Hill is on the National Registry of Historic Places, which is the official list of the Nation’s historic places and structures worthy of preservation.  As such, there are guidelines to the preservation and restoration of these historic structures.  The North Hill Preservation District is protected under Section 12-2-10 of the City of Pensacola Municipal Code.

Section 12_2_10  North Hill Historic District Ordinance

ARB Application Form – Full Review

ARB Application Form – Abbreviated Review

ARB Application Form – Board for Board Replacement

As part of our preservation education and outreach initiatives, the Welcome Committee visits each new property owner in the district, giving them a Welcome Packet which contains a copy of the City’s Municipal Code, map of the district, contact info for Architectural Review information and copies of application forms, in addition to information about the neighborhood, our events and projects.

While the recognized neighborhood boundaries of the North Hill District are much larger, the boundaries of the area covered under the municipal code were established in the 1970’s by vote of the property owners and City Council. This may help you to understand why the boundary lines are irregular and do not include many, many historic structures. If your home is on a street with a “Brown” street sign, and included within the boundaries of this map, then ALL exterior restoration/ repair/ reconstruction and major landscape redesign, must be approved by the City’s Architectural Review Board.

City of Pensacola – Architectural Review Board (ARB)

Please do not hesitate to call Gregg Harding, Secretary to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for the City of Pensacola at 435-1673 or e-mail   Please also see the “Links” page of this website where you can download applications, and other important information.  It is the ARB’s duty to review plans for any change that will affect the exterior* appearance of a property (*all sides), including any accessory structures like garages, or storage sheds, and major landscaping changes. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions BEFORE beginning restoration/repair work to the exterior of your home.

North Hill Architectural Review & Assistance Committee

Also here to help is the NHPA Architectural Review and Assistance (ARAAC) Committee which meets each month to review and provide comments to City Hall for the ARB Agenda on properties located in North Hill.  We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to assist with any questions you may have, and assist in any way we can with your application.  Please call 438-4816 or e-mail for meeting times and dates.