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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 April 26, 2024
Historical Commission remote business instructions PDF Instructions for conducting business remotely with the Philadelphia Historical Commission. July 3, 2024
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 - July 17, 2024 PDF FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting scheduled for July 17, 2024 July 10, 2024
FAQs for Historical Commission meeting - July 12, 2024 PDF FAQs for Historical Commission meeting scheduled for July 12, 2024 July 1, 2024
PHC staff report - June 2024 PDF Report on the activities of the Historical Commission staff, June 2024 July 11, 2024

Recent agendas and minutes

Building permit applications under review

Designation matters under review

Title Description Category Author Date Format
106 E. Sharpnack St. nomination PDF June 26, 2024
700-34 Race St. nomination PDF June 24, 2024
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
1039 Chestnut St. owner comment PDF April 16, 2024
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 June 28, 2024
1517-19 Parrish St. nomination PDF June 26, 2024
1520-22 Chestnut St. nomination PDF May 3, 2024
1608 N. 15th St. nomination PDF June 26, 2024
1628-36 Chestnut St. nomination PDF June 26, 2024
4201-47 Woodland Ave. nomination PDF August 23, 2023
4201-47 Woodland Ave. public comment PDF April 16, 2024
4740 Baltimore Ave. nomination PDF November 9, 2023
4740 Baltimore Ave. owner opposition PDF June 3, 2024
4740 Baltimore Ave. public comment PDF June 6, 2024
5209-13 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF June 26, 2024
8527-29 Germantown Ave. nomination 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. June 17, 2024
Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant - Request to find as incorrect and incomplete (Updated 7-8-2024) PDF July 8, 2024
Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant - Owner and public comment PDF July 11, 2024
Spruce Hill historic district, southeast quadrant - Request to find 4200 and 4202 Chester Ave. undeveloped sites PDF July 8, 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. July 5, 2024
Washington Square West historic district - Nominator comment PDF June 13, 2024
Washington Square West historic district - Owner comment PDF July 12, 2024
Washington Square West historic district - Public comment PDF July 11, 2024
Washington Square West historic district - Staff memo on archaeology PDF June 7, 2024
Washington Square West historic district - PCPC comment PDF May 20, 2024

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