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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 in advance of 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
2024 Historical Commission meeting dates and deadlines PDF The 2024 dates and submission deadlines for meetings of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees February 13, 2024
Historical Commission remote business instructions PDF Instructions for conducting business remotely with the Philadelphia Historical Commission. May 25, 2023
Historical Commission guidelines for conduct at public meetings PDF Guidelines for conduct at public meetings of the Historical Commission. June 2, 2023
FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting - April 17, 2024 PDF FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting scheduled for April 17, 2024 April 9, 2024
PHC staff report - March 2024 PDF Report of the activities of the PHC staff, March 2024 April 11, 2024

Recent agendas and minutes

Building permit applications under review

Designation matters under review

Title Description Category Author Date Format
424 E. Woodlawn St. nomination PDF April 8, 2024
700-34 Race St. nomination PDF September 15, 2023
700-34 Race St. public comment PDF October 13, 2023
775 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. nomination PDF November 28, 2022
775 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. continuance request PDF April 4, 2024
775 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. public comment PDF October 29, 2021
1039 Chestnut St. nomination PDF April 8, 2024
1200-08 S. Broad St. nomination PDF November 10, 2023
1330-36 Chestnut St. nomination PDF August 23, 2023
1330-36 Chestnut St. owner opposition PDF April 12, 2024
1402-04 W. Oxford St. nomination PDF November 9, 2023
1424-26 Chestnut St. designation remand PDF February 2, 2024
1503-05 Walnut St. nomination PDF January 26, 2024
1520-22 Chestnut St. nomination PDF November 9, 2023
3343 W. School House Ln. nomination PDF October 4, 2023
3343 W. School House Ln. public comment PDF April 4, 2024
4201-47 Woodland Ave. nomination PDF August 23, 2023
4740 Baltimore Ave. nomination PDF November 9, 2023
4740 Baltimore Ave. public comment PDF April 12, 2024
8527-29 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF April 8, 2024
8835 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF August 17, 2023
8835 Germantown Ave. public comment PDF April 8, 2024
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
Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant. April 8, 2024
Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant owner and public comment PDF April 12, 2024
Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant owner opposition PDF April 5, 2024
Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant - PCPC comment March 21, 2024 PDF March 27, 2024
Washington Square West historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Washington Square West historic district. March 21, 2024

National Register comment

Title Description Category Author Date Format
201 Leverington Ave. National Register nomination PDF April 5, 2024
775 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. National Register nomination PDF April 5, 2024

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