Architectural Review Board


  • Town Hall Main Meeting Room
**Meetings begin at 4:00pm and are aired live on LTV channel 22, live-streamed on and YouTube, and are archived on the LTV site**

 Applicants will be alerted by the ARB staff of the meeting venue when their applications are scheduled to appear on the agenda. 

Architectural Review Board 2023 Schedule:

January:                            May:                            September:

01/12/2023                        05/11/2023                   09/14/2023

01/26/2023                        05/25/2023                   09/28/2023

February:                         June:                            October:

02/09/2023                       06/08/2023                    10/12/2023

02/16/2023                       06/22/2023                    10/26/2023

March:                              July:                              November:

03/09/2023                      07/13/2023                     11/09/2023

03/23/2023                      07/27/2023                     11/16/2023


April:                               August:                          December:

04/06/2023                     08/10/2023                               X        

04/27/2023                     08/24/2023                        12/14/2023

Planning Department Planners are available Monday - Friday between the hours of 1pm -4pm to assist with any questions.  

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval by the Board.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

2023 Members

Board Members may be contacted by calling the office and leaving a message with the secretary or by e-mailing the secretary.

  • Kathleen Cunningham, Chair - Term Expires 12/31/2024
  • Esperanza Leon, Vice Chair -  Term Expires 12/31/2023
  • Dianne Benson,  Member - Term Expires 12/31/2027
  • Frank Guittard, Member - Term Expires 12/31/2026
  • Chip Rae, Member - Term Expires 12/31/2025

Town Board Liaison

  • Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

Architectural Review Board Overview:

The Town of East Hampton possesses a rich architectural heritage dating from colonial times which is anchored in its traditional economic cornerstones of farming and fishing.  The enduring charm of local residences, shops and others buildings, together with the historic association which many of these buildings have with each other and with the streetscapes, constitute a visual and cultural landscape which has allowed the Town to be acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and historic communities in the nation.  The Town Board has established procedures to provide for review and approval of the architecture, design, scale and style of certain classes of buildings and structures, and for the design, scale and architectural compatibility of historic landmarks and structures and improvements within designated historic districts and agricultural overlay districts.  It is important to ensure that commercial building design and, in certain circumstances, residential building design, are harmonious with the Town's essential character.  The Board consists of five members appointed by the Town Board.  Each member serves a five-year term.

Architectural Review Board Policies & Procedures Updated November 2022:

  • In order to keep our meetings within a feasible timeframe for the board to fully consider each application on the agenda, the chair will limit the number of applications per agenda.
  • Applicants will be alerted by the ARB staff of the meeting venue when their applications are scheduled to appear on the agenda. 
  • A new Architectural Review Board application form will be implemented and required by March 22, 2022.  After that date, the joint Planning Board/ARB application will no longer be accepted.
  • Applications must be deemed complete by the Planning Department before being considered for review.
  • Once applications are deemed complete by the Planning Department and scheduled for review, they will be scheduled for an upcoming ARB agenda.
  • Applicants have the right to appeal/object to the Planning Department's determination of completeness directly to the Architectural Review Board Chair.
  • The Planning Department will prepare reports on applications, as necessary.
  • Reports from the Planning Department will be posted online on the Friday prior to the week of the upcoming meeting.
  • Applicants/agents will be notified of scheduling dates via the contact information provided on the application form.
  • The ARB will limit Agricultural Overlay District applications to two (2) per meeting given the complex nature of these applications.  From time to time, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Chair
Agendas and Minutes