Zoning & Historic
          Preservation

The Society Hill Civic Association advocates for the preservation and restoration of its historic buildings, and represents the community’s interest concerning zoning issues, design, and development. A development requiring a zoning variance must be presented for review to the SHCA Zoning and Historic Preservation Committee, which votes on whether to support the requested variance when submitted the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Zoning & Historic
          Preservation

The Society Hill Civic Association advocates for the preservation and restoration of its historic buildings, and represents the community’s interest concerning zoning issues, design, and development. A development requiring a zoning variance must be presented for review to the SHCA Zoning and Historic Preservation Committee, which votes on whether to support the requested variance when submitted the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Zoning & Historic Preservation Resources

  • Society Hill Historic District: Guide for Property Owners. Click Here To View
  • Secretary of the Interior‚Äôs Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Click Here To View
  • The 1971 form nominating Society Hill to the National Register of Historic Places includes a collection of black-and-white photos from the 1970s. Click Here To View
  • The 1999 form nominating Society Hill as a historic district to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places offers an excellent overview of its architectural history. A detailed inventory of all the structures in Society Hill was compiled as part of the historic district nomination process. Click Here To View
  • Society Hill Neighborhood Plan. Click Here To View
  • Society Hill Open Space Network. A study prepared by Viridian Landscape Studio to provide a clear understanding of who owns and maintains Society Hill‚Äôs open space parcels and the processes required to effectively sustain and enhance them. Click Here To View