Historic Review Commission

The Historic Review Commission (HRC) maintains historical/significant buildings and neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. The HRC is made up of seven members appointed by the Mayor. The membership of the commission must include an architect, a preservationist, a realtor, a building inspector, and a planner.

The HRC has control over any proposed new construction, demolition, or exterior work to an historic landmark. The review process begins when an owner decides to do work to the building.

For more information on designating structures in your neighborhood as historic landmarks and for general information call Sarah Quinn at (412) 255-2243.  For questions about upcoming HRC agendas call Sharon Spooner at (412)255-0739.

Commission Members

  • Lucia M. Aguirre, Chairperson
  • Ray Gastil, Director of City Planning
  • Dave Green, Assistant Director, PLI, Secretary
  • Matthew Falcone
  • Karen Loysen
  • Richard Snipe

HRC Rules & Procedures

Application Form and Requirements

Development Activities Meeting

Please call Stephanie Joy Everett at 412-255-2256 or email at Stephaniejoy.Everett@pittsburghpa.gov with any questions regarding Development Activity Meetings and RCOs