Office of Mayor William Peduto
Historic Review Commission (HRC)


The Historic Review Commission 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.

Governing Documents

Appointment Guidelines

Seven members

  • All appointed by Mayor; confirmed by City Council
  • 1 “professional preservationist or architectural historian active with a broad-based local organization involved with historic preservation and/or history”
  • 1 architect recommended by appropriate professional societies
  • 1 from Department of City Planning
  • 1 from Bureau of Building Inspection
  • 1 from Greater Pittsburgh Board of Realtors


  • Ernie Hogan, Acting Chair (Real Estate)
    • Term Expires 5/29/2016
  • Matthew Falcone, Preservationist
    • Term Expires 3/31/2018
  • Joe Serrao, Architect
    • Term Expires 5/29/2016
  • Carol Peterson, At Large       
    • Term Expires 3/31/2018
  • Erik Harliss, BBI                                                                                                                                                                                  
    • Term Expires concurrent with that of the Mayor
  • Ray Gastil, City Planning                                                                                                                                                                    
    • Term Expires concurrent with that of the Mayor

Residency Requirements





  • First Wednesday of each month at 12:30 PM, in the First Floor Hearing Room, 200 Ross St.
  • For meeting agenda information, call 412-255-2243
  • Meeting Schedule

Contact Information

Department of City Planning, 
200 Ross St., Fourth Floor,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
DCP Phone: 412-255-2200


The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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