Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting

Philadelphia Historical Commission
Development
Housing

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. EDT

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The Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees hold public meetings online. At these meetings, they review building permit applications for work to historically designated properties, as well as matters related to historic designation. Interested parties can comment in-person on matters before the Historical Commission. Or, comments may be submitted in writing in advance of the public meeting. Written remarks may be sent to preservation@phila.gov.

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Philadelphia Historical Commission

As part of the Department of Planning and Development, the Philadelphia Historical Commission protects the City’s historic resources. Together with its advisory committees, the commission:

  • Identifies and designates historic landmarks.
  • Maintains the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
  • Hosts public meetings about historic properties.
  • Works with property owners to protect landmarks.
  • The commission staff reviews building permit applications and nominations to the register.

When needed, they forward applications to the appropriate committee. The staff:

  • Approves over 90% of building permit applications without referral to a committee.
  • Informs the public about the commission’s rules and processes.
  • Gives advice on preservation techniques.
  • Helps the public research the history of their properties.

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