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Boards of Historical and Architectural Review

Cheltenham is home to two historic districts: La Mott and Wyncote.

 

Because residents want to maintain the historic character of these communities; certain repairs, maintenance, and outside appearances of homes within the districts are closely reviewed by a Township/Resident Board of Historical and Architectural Review (BHAR). Residents and property owners must seek the approval of the BHAR prior to being granted building permits for properties in these districts.

The BHAR generally meets on the third Thursday of each month, La Mott at 6:30 p.m. and Wyncote at 7:15 p.m., at the Township Administration Building, 8230 Old York Road in Elkins Park.

 

State Historic Preservation Office Presentation on Effective Meetings for Historical Preservation

 

Regulations relating to the Boards of Historical Architectural Review in the Municipal Code

 

 

2022 La Mott Board of Historical Architectural Review Members
Township Building Inspector
Vacant (architect)

Timothy C. Hinchcliff (realtor)

Zilan Munas Bass (realtor)

Emma M. Trusty
Darlene Melton
2 Public-at-large vacancies; 1 Historical Commission member vacancy

 

2022 Wyncote Board of Historical Architectural Review Members
Township Building Inspector

Michael Shapiro (architect)

Geoffrey Garlow (realtor)

G. Clive Copping (architect)

Earnestine Wilson
3 public-at-large vacancies; 1 Historical Commission member vacancy

 

This information is intended to provide applicants for building permits within the historic districts with an understanding of the design considerations and process which will affect the review of their proposed project. Please review the information below during the early stages of planning your project. Familiarity with this material can assist in moving a project quickly through the approval process, saving applicants both time and money.

 

Contact the Cheltenham Township Planning & Zoning Department for further information.

 
 
 
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