The Village of Pittsford has a distinctive architectural charm. The broad range of styles, set in a closely-knit mix of commercial and residential structures, serves to constantly attract tourists, merchants and new residents. Because of this, the Village remains the vital heart of the Town. In 1971, the Trustees of the Village, recognizing this, established the Historic and Architectural Design District, which includes the entire Village, and passed local ordinances to protect and preserve this District. They also established the Architectural Preservation & Review Board to help educate the community on the value of the historical design of the District as well as to help guide the course of further development in the community. The five appointed members of the APRB review applications once a month to consider the appropriateness of proposed changes but are also available as a resource to find both economical and architecturally appropriate options for additions and alterations.