Architectural Review Board

Mission Statement

The duty of the Architectural Review Board is to protect Frankfort’s historic neighborhoods by preserving desirable and unique features, archaeological sites, preventing blight and intrusions of undesirable design characteristics caused by insensitive development, and by protecting and stabilizing property values.

The city created the ARB in 1983, through a Certified Local Government agreement with the state, to review development proposals and provide design controls for designated historic neighborhoods. It also considers requests for conditional use permits, dimensional variances, and appeals for administrative decisions for properties located in Frankfort’s three historic districts. Its work is guided by Articles 4, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the City's Zoning Regulations and its supplemental design guidelines.

The ARB is tasked to expand the community knowledge of the historic background of Frankfort through the ongoing survey and inventory of historic sites within the City that may receive recognition as local landmarks, historic districts, or be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


The ARB hears cases within the SC, SH, or CB historic zoning districts relating to exterior modifications to properties, new construction, additions, demolitions, and acts as the Board of Zoning Adjustment for variances and conditional use permits, and reviews local/national register designation requests.


  • 5 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Located at Frankfort City Hall - 315 West 2nd Street


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. To access meeting agendas and staff reports click here.

Member Roster

Member NameTerm ExpiresCategory
Nicole Konkol09/12/2024Represents Local Historic Districts
Patti Cross07/01/2023Planning Commission Appointee
Irma Johnson09/12/2023Board of Realtors
Jennifer Oberlin, Chair 09/12/2024Preservation-Related Professional
Brittany Sams09/12/2023Represents Local Historic Districts
Rebecca Horn Turner09/12/2025
Preservation-Related Professional

board staff

Staff NameTitleEmailPhone
Vicki BirenbergHistoric Preservation OfficerEmail Vicki502-875-8500
Jordan MillerSenior PlannerEmail Jordan502-352-2097