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

Pittsburgh Code Title Eleven, Section 1101.07
HRC Rules and Procedures

Appointment Guidelines

  • 7 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

 Phone: 412-255-2243, Email:

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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