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Public meetings

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 at least seven days before the public meeting. Written remarks may be sent to preservation@phila.gov.

General resources

Our collections of archived meeting minutes and successful historic register nominations may also be of interest.

Meeting schedule and guidelines

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Historical Commission 2022 meeting schedule PDF The 2022 dates and submission deadlines for meetings of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees November 26, 2021
Historical Commission remote business instructions PDF Instructions for conducting business remotely with the Philadelphia Historical Commission. May 27, 2022
Historical Commission guidelines for conduct at public meetings PDF Guidelines for conduct at public meetings of the Historical Commission. July 9, 2019
FAQs for Architectural Committee meeting - September 27, 2022 PDF FAQs for Architectural Committee meeting scheduled for September 27, 2022 September 20, 2022
FAQs for Committee on Financial Hardship meeting - October 4, 2022 PDF FAQs for Committee on Financial Hardship meeting scheduled for October 4, 2022 September 20, 2022
PHC staff report - August 2022 PDF Activities of the Historical Commission staff, August 2022 September 9, 2022

Recent agendas and minutes

Building permit applications under review

Designation matters under review

Title Description Category Author Date Format
148-54 E. Mt. Airy Ave. nomination PDF September 9, 2022
221 W. Upsal St. nomination PDF September 6, 2022
234 and 240 Hermitage St. nomination PDF July 13, 2022
775 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. nomination PDF November 18, 2021
775 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. public comment PDF October 29, 2021
914-26 Christian St. nomination PDF August 12, 2021
1001 W. Luzerne St. nomination PDF August 12, 2021
1001 W. Luzerne St. owner opposition PDF September 20, 2022
1106 Chestnut St. rescission request PDF September 12, 2022
1400, 1406-18, and 1420 S. 3rd St. nomination PDF September 9, 2022
1611 Walnut St. nomination PDF May 12, 2022
2301 Fairmount Ave. nomination PDF August 31, 2022
2301 Fairmount Ave. rear addition information PDF September 2, 2022
2301 Fairmount Ave. public comment PDF September 9, 2022
2901 W. Allegheny Ave. nomination PDF August 19, 2021
2901 W. Allegheny Ave. owner opposition and report PDF September 20, 2022
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. nomination PDF June 24, 2022
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. status update, July 2022 PDF July 8, 2022
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. historic consultant report PDF March 1, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. public comment PDF April 8, 2021
3401 Solly Ave. nomination PDF January 6, 2022
4501 Poplar St. nomination PDF September 9, 2022
4501 Poplar St. consultant report PDF September 9, 2022
4841 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF July 21, 2022
5920 Greene St. nomination PDF October 29, 2021
5920 Greene St. public comment PDF December 1, 2021
8835 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF June 3, 2022
Gates Street historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Gates Street historic district. September 9, 2022
Gates Street historic district owner and public comment PDF September 16, 2022
Jewelers' Row historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Jewelers' Row historic district. March 28, 2019
Jewelers' Row consultant report received February 14, 2020 PDF February 14, 2020
Jewelers' Row nominator expert testimony presented February 19, 2020 PDF February 24, 2020
Jewelers' Row historic district - PCPC comment January 22, 2020 PDF March 6, 2020
Jewelers' Row historic district - Continuance request March 6, 2020 PDF March 6, 2020
Powelton Village historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Powelton Village historic district. September 2, 2022

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