DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

Historic Review Commission

The Historic Review Commission (HRC) provides guidance to those seeking to conduct exterior work on historic buildings in the city.  The Historic Review Commission is comprised 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 Historic Review Commission has control over any proposed new construction or demolition within a historic district and exterior work to a historic landmark. The review process begins when an owner decides to work to the building.

 

How to Apply

You must complete a Zoning and Development Review Application online at OneStopPGH, including payment of the $50 filing fee, along with submitting an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness. Please submit the Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness form and any drawings, photographs, or other related documents within the OneStopPGH portal.

Completed applications must be received at least 13 business days prior to the HRC hearing when a hearing is required. In order to confirm your spot on the agenda, you must confirm that your application has been received by emailing historicreview@pittsburghpa.gov.

Historic Nomination forms can also be filed on OneStopPGH, however, a pre-application meeting with staff must be requested first. This meeting request is made in OneStopPGH.

Additional resources for Historic Districts and Properties:

Historic District Guidelines

Historic District Maps

Agendas, presentations, and project information for upcoming meetings are posted on this page in the Meeting Material section below for review and to accept public comment leading to the Board or Commission meeting. To provide public comment, you can:

  • Email testimony to historicreview@pittsburghpa.gov - Email testimony must be received by one business day before the meeting. 
  • Mail a letter to 200 Ross St., 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 - Mailed testimony must be received by two business days before the meeting.
  • Join the virtual meeting - Use raise hand function to request to speak during the relevant agenda item.
  • Call into the Zoom Meeting on your phone - Press *9 to use the raise hand function and be called on to speak during the relevant agenda item.
  • Lucia M. Aguirre, Chairperson
  • Andrew Dash, Director, Department of City Planning
  • Dave Green, Secretary, Assistant Director of the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections
  • Matthew Falcone
  • Karen Loysen
  • Richard Snipe
  • James Hill

The rules and procedures of the Commission ensure the care of all historic properties in the City of Pittsburgh.

Development Activities Meetings give citizens, property owners, business owners, and stakeholders and the opportunity to learn about proposals that affect them and resolve concerns at an early stage of the application process. If your project falls within the boundaries of a Registered Community Organization AND will be going to Historic Review Commission for Hearing, a meeting will be required.

Pleae see the links below for additional information about historic preservation in Pittsburgh:

 

Virtual Meeting Instructions

Historic Review Commission meets virtually on the first Wednesday of each month. These meetings are hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live. Please see the instructions below about how you can view or attend.

To testify, please use the “raise hand” function to signify to the host that you would like to speak. You will be called on and given the opportunity to present at that time.

If you are not planning to testify, please watch the YouTube Live stream to allow more space for those testifying to join the Zoom meeting. 

  • To stream the meeting live please visit our YouTube Channel at the time the meeting is scheduled to begin.

 

Meeting Material

Use the search bar below to filter meeting material for past and upcoming Historic Review Commission meetings.

 

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Meeting Description Attachments
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
Deutschtown Historic District
609 Avery Street, Anastasiia Seledkova/People’s Properties LLC (owner) Nathan Hart/Hart Architectural Services (applicant)
After-the-fact window replacement
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
East Carson Street Historic District
1713-1715 E. Carson Street, John & Deborah Catanese, MD Real Estate (owners) David J. McLean (applicant)
Proposal to remedy after-the-fact storefront alterations
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
East Carson Street Historic District
2655 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh SSW1 Note Owner LLC (owner) Dean Yovichin/Fabo Architecture (applicant)
Storefront renovations
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
Individual Landmark—New Hazlett Theater
6 Allegheny Square E., 6 Allegheny Square E. City of Pittsburgh (owner) Rob Pfaffmann/Pfaffmann and Associates (applicant)
New signage and light fixtures
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
Mexican War Streets Historic District
1226 Resaca Street, 24K Properties LLC (owners) Daniel Bull/Work Construction Services (applicant)
After-the-fact construction of secondfloor rear deck
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
MWS Historic District Expansion
1600 Buena Vista Street, Barbara Morton, owner and applicant
After-the-fact replacement of front steps
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
MWS Historic District Expansion
1707 Buena Vista Street, Sonja Wimer, owner and applicant
After-the-fact painting of slate dormer
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
October 6, 2021
Manchester Historic District
1418 Chateau Street, Sam Patti (owner) Rob Pfaffmann (applicant)
Demolition
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
404 Avery Street, Davis Properties Holdings, owner Sean Lange/PWWG Architects, applicant
Building renovations including creation of a new door
Deutschtown Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
1200 E. Carson Street, City of Pittsburgh, owner Kitty Vagley/Southside Community Council, applicant
Renovation of Esser’s Plaza
East Carson Street Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
Individual Landmark—Allegheny K-8
810 Arch Street, Pittsburgh Public Schools, owner Harley Pearson, applicant
Change to previously-approved locations of two HVAC units
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
Individual Landmark—Monongahela Incline
115 W. Carson Street, Port Authority of Allegheny County, owner Mark Shannon/Mott MacDonald, applicant
Renovations to station houses and change to LED incline lighting
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
Individual Landmark—New Hazlett Theater
6 Allegheny Square E., City of Pittsburgh, owner Rob Pfaffmann/Pfaffmann and Associates, applicant
New signage and light fixtures
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
Individual Landmark—Phipps Conservatory
1 Schenley Park, City of Pittsburgh, owner Brad Clauss/Phipps Conservatory, applicant
Restoration of roof glazing system on Broderie and East Rooms
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
1419-1421 Columbus Avenue, Old Allegheny Investments, owner Chris Waraks, applicant
Proposal for remediation of after-thefact work
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
1319 Liverpool Street, Benjamin Gobel & Allison Brown, owners and applicants
Building renovations including rebuilding of front porch
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
1226 Resaca Street, 24K Properties LLC, owners Daniel Bull/Work Construction Services, applicant
After-the-fact construction of secondfloor rear deck
Mexican War Streets Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
September 1, 2021
1174 Murray Hill Avenue, Kate Davis & Mac Booker, owners Medha Singh/Wildman Chalmers Design, applicant
Building renovations including window replacement
Murray Hill Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
August 4, 2021
700 Arch Street, City of Pittsburgh (owner), Andrea Ketzel (applicant)
Replacement of existing playground
Allegheny Commons Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
August 4, 2021
1010 Cedar Avenue, ESL Realco LLC (owner), Robert Baumbach (applicant)
Alterations to rooftop HVAC units including installation of screening
Deutschtown Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
August 4, 2021
2400 E. Carson Street, WAG 4 LP (owner), Jason Straly/PW Campbell (applicant)
Building renovations and installation of playground
East Carson Street Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
August 4, 2021
38 S. 10th Street, City of Pittsburgh (owner), Elijah Dolly/Buchart Horn Architects (applicant)
Building renovations including window replacement and demolition of top floor apartment
Individual Landmark—Oliver Bath House
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
August 4, 2021
1410 Adams Street, October Real Estate Holdings (owner), Christopher A. Kim (applicant)
After-the-fact change to previouslyapproved windows
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
August 4, 2021
1419-1421 Columbus Avenue, Old Allegheny Investments (owner), Chris Waraks (applicant)
After-the-fact installation of rear siding and removal of chimneys
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
August 4, 2021
25 Jacksonia Street, Katie Whipkey & Mickey Bethune (owners), David J. Roth/The Downtown Design company (applicant)
Construction of a rear addition and carport
MWS Historic District Expansion
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
700 Arch Street, City of Pittsburgh, owner, Andrea Ketzel, applicant
Replacement of existing playground
Allegheny Commons Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
834 Beech Avenue, Howard Harris/Beech Avenue Condo, Association, owner and applicant
Replacement of six decks at sides of building
Allegheny West Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
917 919 Western Avenue, Nine 917 Western LP, owner, Robert Baumbach, applicant
Construction of outdoor seating area
Allegheny West Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
718 Cedar Avenue, Matthew Hixson, owner and applicant
After-the-fact change to previouslyapproved window replacement
Deutschtown Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
2400 E. Carson Street, WAG 4 LP, owner, Jason Straly/PW Campbell, applicant
Building renovations and installation of playground
East Carson Street Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
719 Liberty Avenue, Public Auditorium Auth. of Pgh, owner, Nicolas Gigante/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, applicant
Technology upgrades to existing signage
Individual Landmark Benedum Center
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
1313 Columbus Avenue, Jakim Donaldson, owner, Beatrice Spolidoro, applicant
Front façade renovations
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
1419-1421 Columbus Avenue, Old Allegheny Investments, owner, Chris Waraks, applicant
After-the-fact installation of rear, siding and removal of chimneys
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
25 Jacksonia Street, Katie Whipkey & Mickey Bethune, owners, David J. Roth/The Downtown Design company, applicant
Construction of a rear addition and carport
MWS Historic District Expansion
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
4227 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, owner, Melika Ghavvas, applicant
Installation of ADA-compliant ramp and site work
Oakland Civic Center Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
July 7, 2021
Garrison Place, 925 Liberty Avenue, Rugby Realty, owner, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, applicant
Update on installation of artwork attached to historic structures
Penn-Liberty Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
June 2, 2021
956 W. North Avenue, Keane George, owner and applicant
Replacement of garage door
Allegheny West Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
June 2, 2021
1313 Columbus Avenue, Jakim Donaldson, owner, Beatrice Spolidoro, applicant
Building renovations including construction of rear porch and rooftop deck
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
June 2, 2021
1309 Pennsylvania Avenue, Patrick Leraci, owner and applicant
After-the-fact window and door replacement
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
June 2, 2021
1419 W. North Avenue, Jay Kirk & Robert Manella, owners, Alan Levine, applicant
After-the-fact window and siding replacement
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
June 2, 2021
1234 Monterey Street, Hooked Up Property Solutions Inc., owner Evan Barnes, applicant
Building renovations including reconstruction of rear addition and carport
Mexican War Streets Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
June 2, 2021
4227 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, owner, Melika Ghavvas, applicant
Installation of ADA-compliant ramp and site work
Oakland Civic Center Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
June 2, 2021
Garrison Place/925 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, owner, Jeremy Waldrup, applicant
Annual report on installation of artwork attached to historic structures
Penn-Liberty Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
1218 Buena Vista Street , Keith Farrell, owner Tim Hickey, applicant
Application for a Certificate of Economic Hardship
Mexican War Streets Historic District
Agenda
Notice
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
911 Beech Avenue, Joseph Froetschel and Marla Presley, owners and applicants
Building renovations including after-the-fact installation of lighting
Allegheny West Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
911 Galveston Avenue, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, owner David Morgan, applicant
Alterations to previously-approved plans for potential new owner
Allegheny West Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
1321-1327 E. Carson Street, Robert Mullin/Penrose Advisors, LLC, owner Nick Miller/Next Architecture, applicant
Building renovations including window replacement and installation of security system
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
1807 Fulton Street, Light of the Age Mosque, owner Gregory Peterson, applicant
Construction of a mosque
Manchester Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
1234 Monterey Street, Hooked Up Property Solutions Inc., owner Evan Barnes, applicant
Building renovations including reconstruction of rear addition and carport
Mexican War Streets Historic District
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
1203 Arch Street, Keane George, owner John Francona, applicant
Building renovations including changing of siding
Mexican War Streets (MWS) Historic District Expansion
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
414 Jacksonia Street, Pat & Karen Gallagher, owner Lizette Rios-Williams, applicant
Construction of a garage
Mexican War Streets (MWS) Historic District Expansion
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
1415-1417 Arch Street, Northside Properties, owner Clint Myers, applicant
Demolition
Mexican War Streets (MWS) Historic District Expansion
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
May 5, 2021
6112 Penn Avenue, ARC CPPBGPA 010, LLC, owner Brittany Reilly, nominator
Nomination for historic designation
East Liberty
Agenda
Historic Nominations
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
911 Beech Avenue, Joseph Froetschel and Marla Presley, owners and applicants
Building renovations including afterthe-fact installation of lighting
Allegheny West Historic District, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
911 Galveston Avenue, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, owner, David Morgan, applicant
Alterations to previously-approved plans for potential new owner
Allegheny West Historic District, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
845 Western Avenue, Live Fresh Juicery, owner, Ryan England/CityStudio, applicant
Building renovations including new side entrance
Allegheny West Historic District, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
1321 - 1327 E. Carson Street, Robert Mullin/Penrose Advisors, LLC, owner Nick Miller/Next Architecture, applicant
Building renovations including installation of security system
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
1713 - 1715 E. Carson Street, John & Deborah Catanese, MD Real Estate, owners David J. McLean, applicant
Proposal to remedy after-the-fact storefront alterations
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
2009 E. Carson Street, Collin Robinson/The Sheward Partnership, applicant
Building renovations including new rear door openings
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
New Granada Theater—Individual Landmark
2007 Centre Avenue, New Granada Develop LLC, owner Milton Ogot, Ryan England/CityStudio, applicants
Restoration of historic theater
Middle Hill, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
1021 Allegheny Avenue, Tyler Porco, owner and applicant
After-the-fact window replacement
Manchester Historic District, Council District 2
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
1313 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marie Seftas, owner and applicant
After-the-fact building renovations including installation of metal roof
Mexican War Streets Historic District, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
1218-1220 Arch Street, Northside Properties, owner Clint Myers, applicant
Building renovations including new rear door openings
Mexican War Streets (MWS) Historic District Expansion
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
April 7, 2021
East Liberty Mellon Bank
6112 Penn Avenue, ARC CPPBGPA 010, LLC, owner Brittany Reilly, nominator
Nomination for historic designation
East Liberty, Council District 9
Agenda
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Joseph Froetschel and Marla Presley, 911 Beech Avenue
Building renovations including installation of lighting and removal of fire escape.
Allegheny West Historic District, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Heather Knuth/Integrity Design, Dollar Bank, 1712 E. Carson Street
Relocation of exterior ATM
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
David J. McLean, 1713-1715 E. Carson Street
Proposal to remedy after-the-fact storefront alterations
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
David Morgan, 1209 E. Carson Street
Building and site alterations
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Collin Robinson, 2009 E. Carson Street
Alterations to rear of building
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Haley Linville, 2401 E. Carson Street
Installation of signage including LED pricing sign
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Conor Magee, 1012 Abdell Street
Building renovations including replacement of slate roof with composite material
Manchester Historic District, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Chris Waraks, 1419-1421 Columbus Avenue
Installation of standing-seam metal roof
Manchester Historic District, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Tim Hickey, 1218 Buena Vista Street
After-the-fact replacement of slate on dormer with asphalt shingles
Mexican War Streets Historic District, Central Northside, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Kelly Henderson and Renewal by Andersen, 4419 Schenley Farms Terrace
Window replacement
Schenley Farms Historic District, Upper Hill, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
March 3, 2021
Qing-Ming Wang, 204 Tennyson Avenue
After-the-fact alterations to rear building
Schenley Farms Historic District, Upper Hill, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
1713 East Carson Street
East Carson Street Historic District, South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
1209 East Carson Street
South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
2526 East Carson Street
South Side Flats, Council District 3
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
1218 Buena Vista Street
Central Northside, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
Northside Residences, 213 Alpine Avenue
Central Northside, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
414 Sampsonia Way
Central Northside, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
1311 Sherman Avenue
Central Northside, Council District 1
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
821 Liberty Avenue
Central Business District, Downtown, Council District 6
Agenda
Application
Historic Review Commission (HRC)
February 3, 2021
204 Tennyson Avenue
North Oakland, Council District 8
Agenda
Application

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