The Historic Review Commission is a five member commission that reviews applications for exterior work on property located within the three historic districts
of the Borough. The Historic Review Commission contains a registered architect, a real estate broker, a building inspector, and a Council member. They meet the first Monday of the month, in the 2nd floor conference room in the Municipal Building. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.
All exterior work performed within the three historic districts must conform to the Borough of Sewickley's Code of Ordinances Chapter 198-Historic Districts
, which includes the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
It is the responsibility of the Commission to recommend to Council whether to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness. A Certificate of Appropriateness must be issued by the Historic Review Commission and approved by Borough Council prior
to the issuance of a building permit. A complete Historic Review Application and submission packet must be received one week prior
to the Historic Review Commission meeting in order to be added to the meeting agenda.
Apply to join the Historic Review Commission by submitting the Historic Review Commission Application
online form or download the form here
and return to the Borough Manager's office, 601 Thorn Street, Sewickley, PA 15143.