Historical Architecture Review Board

Purpose: The purpose of Historical Architecture Review Board (HARB) is to protect those areas of the City of Scranton which are historic, architectural, cultural, archaeological, educational, and aesthetic merit to the City of Scranton, the State and Nation.

Meetings: HARB meets at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of each month.  A yearly ad was placed in the Times with dates and time.  Due to COVID-19 this Board is meeting via Zoom/ECTV until further notice.

2022 Schedule pending Certificate of Appropriateness are sent in will be as follows: January 3rd, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th December 8th.

Applications are due no later than ten (10) days prior to scheduled meetings.

HARB is currently looking for a member from the City of Scranton to fill the Contractor and Engineer position – please send resume to:

Morgan Festock – 340 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

Solicitor: Daniel Penetar, III, Esq.

Board Members:

MemberTerm End
Richard J. Leonori, AIA -Chairman (Architect)10-11-2027
William Lesniak (Architectural Heritage Association)10-11-2022
Michael Muller (AIA & NCARB)10-11-2021
(Real Estate Broker)10-11-2024
Katie Gilmartin (Property Owner)10-11-2022
Katie Kearney (Historian)2-9-2027

Membership Rules: The Commission shall consist of nine residents of the City of Scranton not employ of the City who shall serve without remuneration and shall be composed of the following:

  • 1 Registered Architect
  • 1 licensed Real Estate Broker
  • 1 property owner at-large
  • 1 Registered Engineer
  • 1 member of Architectural Heritage Association
  • 1 person who by training experience
  • 1 Licensed Contractor
  • 1 property owner whose property is located within or interest is qualified to carry out Historic District or Landmark property duties as member of the commission
  • 1 Member who professional training or occupation is Urban Planner, Architectural Historian, Archaeologist etc.

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