Architectural Review Committee

NOTE: The Architectural Review Committee is a subcommittee of Planning and Zoning. The committee meets on an as-needed basis when applications pertaining to the Village district are submitted. Please check this website and the Town Clerk's and Land Use Department's bulletin boards for posted agendas, or call the Town Office Building.


The Architectural Review Committee was formed in conformance with Section 7A of the Town of Haddam Zoning Regulations in 2014. The Committee is made up of three volunteers appointed by the PZC. The intent was to create a review board that was diverse, professional, and fair in their review of the plans as they relate to the Design Guidelines for Higganum Village, adopted in March of 2014. The 2014-2016 Committee consists of an Architect licensed in the State of CT, a residential design professional, and a construction manager for Middlesex Hospital.

The ARC reviews aim at striking a balance between good design and viable economic development. ARC will collaborate with the applicants to help them meet the Design Guidelines and expensive reworking of the design that will subsequently be submitted for Site Plan Review Approval at PZC. Early review of building and site design is intended to resolve potential problems, conflicts and design problems early in the process, saving the applicant time and money.

Board Members

Name Title
Joseph Bergin Architect
Lorraine Riess
Wayne Rutty