Rock Hill Board of Historic Review

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Term of Office:
Typically 3 years, but up to the discretion of City Council; terms are staggered. Members may serve any number of consecutive terms. A member shall continue to serve until the member is reappointed or replaced.

The Rock Hill Board of Historic Review hears requests related to properties located within the City's Historic Overlay District. This Board was created January 9, 1989.

Seven members appointed by City Council, each of whom must be a resident of the City and a qualified voter. Members of City Council, anyone who holds an elected public office in the City or County, and City employees are disqualified from serving on this Board. Members cannot serve on either the Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals.

  • To hear requests for Certificates of Appropriateness for work that is proposed to be completed on the exterior of properties located within the Historic Overlay District, and to hear Hardship Exemptions related to the same.
  • To hear appeals from decisions and interpretations of the Planning & Development Director that relate to properties within the Historic Overlay District.
  • To make recommendations to City Council regarding rezonings into or out of the Historic Overlay District, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance specifically related to properties within the Historic Overlay District, and amendments to the City's Historic Design Guidelines.
  • To have a general understanding of the City's Historic Design Guidelines.
  • To observe attendance requirements.
  • To complete six hours of state-mandated orientation training within one year of appointment, and to complete at least three hours of continuing education each following year while a Board member.
Meeting Schedule:
The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Special meetings or on-site meetings may be called, as necessary. Meetings generally last 1-1 1/2 hours, with additional preparation time needed. Members are encouraged to visit the sites on the agenda prior to meetings. See the calendar for a current listing of specific meeting dates. 

Staff Liaison:

Janice Miller, Planning & Development Services, 803-817-5129

Member Position
Addie Mayfield Rutledge  
Ashley Barron
Jana Jeanette  
William Drennan
Martin Goode Vice Chair
Michael James  
Phillip Jerauld Chair