Architectural Review Committee - Dunkirk Town Center


The committee reviews exterior design features of all structures as well as all signs within the Town Center in accordance with appearance standards and guidelines specified by the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The committee also promotes awareness of good design within the community and advises the county on matters relating to appearance or design within the Town Center.

The committee has the additional task of reviewing the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance and making recommendations to the BOCC.


There shall be five members appointed by the BOCC. All members shall either work, reside, or represent an institution within the Calvert County postal area of the Town Center (TC).

  • At least one member shall have experience in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design planning, engineering, or related fields
  • At least one member shall be an owner of a business located within the Town Center
  • At least one member shall be a resident (within the postal area) who is not connected with a business within the Town Center

Exceptions in the criteria may be made by the BOCC in the event there is only one qualified candidate or no qualified candidates. The term of each member shall be four years.

Open Meetings

  • 5 p.m.
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • Meetings are currently being held virtually, via ZOOM. Meeting registration information is available on agenda. 

Open Meeting Statement

The Dunkirk Architectural Review Committee compliances with the Open Meetings Act by making agendas and minutes available at the Agenda Center.