Chapter 88 Historic Districts:

Chapter 155 Zoning:

The Historical Commission shall perform those duties established by Chapter 88 and by Chapter 155 with respect to recommending to the Board of Commissioners those properties to be placed on or removed from the Historic Resource Inventory, distinguishing between those properties to be classified as Class I and Class II Historic Resources. The Historical Commission shall further give counsel to the Board of Commissioners, as provided for in this chapter and in Chapters 62, 135 and 155, regarding the preservation or demolition of those resources of historic significance located in the Township, but not within a local historic district.

Application for Review (PDF, 148 KB) - To initiate the process of obtaining a building permit for a property on the Historic Resource inventory (HRI), applicants must submit a completed copy of this application.

The Historic Resource Preservation Ordinance - enacted 3/15/2000, contains the references to all Code Chapters impacted by this ordinance.

The story of the township's Historic Road Markers.

The Historical Commission and HARB co-sponsor annual preservation awards. The Historic Preservation Awards are announced in April and an awards ceremony is held in May.

Based upon a careful examination of the projects reviewed by the Historical Architectural Review Board and the Historical Commission in the past year, as well as other recently completed construction work in the Township, it was determined that there was an insufficient number of potential applicants to conduct an Historic Preservation Awards program in 2014. Accordingly, the HARB and Historical Commission have decided to defer the awards program until next year when we look forward to the opportunity to recognize and raise awareness of the fine efforts to preserve the many historic resources in Lower Merion Township. Projects that have been completed within the last four calendar years will be eligible for consideration in next year’s award program.

2012 Historic Preservation Awards Presentation (PDF, 10.2 MB) 

Subject to later notice of change of time and location, Renovation, Conditional Use and Inventory Amendment Applications of Historic Resources will be heard starting at 4:00 PM on the below dates.

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