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.

The next HARB meeting is scheduled for August 12, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom/ECTV.

Solicitor: Timothy Corbett, Esq.

Board Members:

MemberTerm End
Lee G. Borthwick, PE (Engineer)10-11-2021
Richard J. Leonori, AIA -Chairman (Architect)When Replaced
William Lesniak (Architectural Heritage Association)10-11-2022
Michael Muller (AIA & NCARB)10-11-2021
Nell O’Boyle (Real Estate Broker)10-11-2024
Katie Gilmartin (Property Owner)10-11-2022
Jennifer Davis (Sordoni Construction)2-9-2022
Katie Kearney (Historian)2-9-2022

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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