The Department of City Planning is thrilled that our “Preserving the Past by Planning for the Future” event held on November 16th, 2015, was a resounding success. We had a total of 70 attendees which was well beyond what we had hoped for. Thank you all so much for your participation. As promised, below you will find PDF versions of the studies presented at the event. I encourage you to read them and provide us any feedback you may have.
In closing, none of this could have occurred without the assistance of Point Park University. Their support has been invaluable in this effort.
The Historic Review Commission (HRC) protects and maintains historically and architecturally significant buildings and neighborhoods in the City. The HRC is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor which must include an architect, a preservationist, a realtor, a building inspector, and a planner.
When a building is designated as an historic landmark, the Historic Review Commission has jurisdiction over all proposed new construction, demolition, and exterior work to the building. The review process begins only when an owner decides to do work to the exterior of their building. For more information on designating structures in your neighborhood as historic landmarks, call (412) 255-2243.