Architectural Review Board

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The Architectural Review Board is charged with design review of all new construction, changes and additions to commercial, industrial and multi-family projects including signage. The Board's goals and purposes are to:

  • Promote orderly and harmonious development of the Township in accordance with Copley Township's Land Use Plan.
  • Enhance the desirability of residence or investment in the Township.
  • Encourage the attainment of the most desirable use of land and improvements.
  • Enhance the desirability of living conditions upon the immediate site or in adjacent areas.
  • Promote visual environments which are of high aesthetic quality and variety and which, at the same time, are considerate of each other.


The Architectural Review Board is authorized under Ohio Revised Code §519.171 effective November 5, 2004 and amended May 27, 2005.


The Board is composed of five members and two alternates appointed by the Copley Township Board of Trustees of which three of whom are architects, landscape architects, engineers, building designers or other design professionals. Initial terms are for one year and commence January 1.


The Architectural Review Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the North Meeting Room, 1540 S Cleveland-Massillon Road. The applicant or his or her representative should be present to answer questions from the Board. A second meeting may be scheduled as needed. All meetings are open to the public and subject to Ohio's Open Meeting Laws.

Applicants must submit applications to the zoning office along with 10 copies of plans, elevations, and other supporting material. Electronic submissions of plans are acceptable. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Powers & Duties

The architectural review board is authorized and directed to provide advisory review of any permanent sign, exterior construction, reconstruction, exterior addition or alteration, exterior restoration, razing, relocation, or demolition of any building or structures classified as:

  • A proposed sign
  • A conditional use
  • Located within the Industrial District
  • Located within the Commercial District
  • The Creation or Extension of a Residential Subdivision
  • The Development of a Planned Residential Development
  • The Development of a Mixed Use Compact Development District


The Architectural Review Board may establish additional written guidelines for applications, public meetings, standards of appropriateness, and other necessary standards for this section including:

  • Review and identify structures and areas within Copley Township that are historically, archaeologically, or architecturally significant
  • Make comments and recommendations to the Zoning Commission and the Township Trustees regarding the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Zoning Resolution and other land use issues

Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Architectural Review Board are held on the first Monday of every month at 6:00 PM EST. Meetings are held at the Copley Township Town Hall in the North Room. Town Hall is located at 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley, OH 44321.

December 22, 2017 January 8, 2018
January 19, 2018 February 5, 2018
February 16, 2018 March 5, 2018
March 16, 2018 April 2, 2018
April 20, 2018 May 7, 2018
May 18, 2018 June 4, 2018
June 15, 2018 July 2, 2018
July 20, 2018 August 6, 2018
August 24, 2018 September 10, 2018
September 14, 2018 October 1, 2018
October 19, 2018 November 5, 2018
November 16, 2018 December 3, 2018
*Applications must be filed by 4:00 PM EST on the date of deadline.  

Regular Members

  • Christine Davis
  • Melanie Friedman
  • Joseph Gregory
  • Dwayne Groll
  • Kelly McPherson


  • Dale Couch
  • Rodney Kovacs

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and related documents are available prior to the meeting. Minutes are presented in both draft and approved form online.

View Most Recent Agendas & Minutes