Loudoun County, Va. (June 12, 2015) – As part of its 8th annual awards program, the Loudoun County Joint Architectural Review Board (JARB) is again seeking nominations from the public for projects that exemplify the protection, preservation or enhancement of historic buildings, landscapes, properties or other resources in Loudoun County.
The JARB is composed of representatives from the architectural review boards in Leesburg, Middleburg, Purcellville, and Loudoun County. Collectively, these boards review work in ten locally-designated historic districts. The JARB recognizes projects that have made a positive and lasting contribution to the preservation of heritage resources in Loudoun County.
For the sixth consecutive year, the JARB awards will be presented as part of the Loudoun Preservation Society’s (LPS) annual meeting and awards gala event. Town and county architectural review boards and private, citizen-based preservation organizations such as LPS are the leaders in local preservation efforts. The goal of the public/private partnership between LPS and the JARB is to underscore the distinct but important contribution each partner makes in the preservation of community identity, and the enhancement of heritage tourism and education in Loudoun County.
The JARB recognizes that extensive preservation efforts are being made outside of locally designated historic districts and seeks to recognize these exceptional projects as well. For the fifth year, the JARB welcomes nominations from the public for the “Community Blue Ribbon Award.” For this award, citizens are encouraged to nominate preservation projects anywhere in the county. Projects in the Community Blue Ribbon category must be completed at the time of nomination. Past Blue Ribbon award winners include: the memorial wall at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, restoration of the Lucketts Community Center, extensive renovation and restoration projects at several private residences, the restoration of the Davis Mansion at Morven Park, and the restoration of the 1870 Bridges’ Schoolhouse at Claude Moore Park.
The nomination form is available online at www.loudoun.gov/JARB . Hard copies are available from the Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning. Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., August 7, 2015, to the Loudoun County Planning and Zoning Department (attention: Lauren Murphy) at 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, VA 20175 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic and hard copy applications will be accepted.
Award winners will be recognized at a joint event with the Loudoun Preservation Society in September. For more information on the Joint Architectural Review Board, contact Lauren Murphy with the Loudoun County Department of Planning & Zoning at 703-777-0246 or email@example.com.