Historic Architectural Review Board

The Historical Architectural Review Board (H.A.R.B.) consists of seven members that are appointed by the Borough Council. The members of the HARB always include the following: a registered architect, a real estate broker, a licensed building inspector, a planning commission member, a property owner who resides within the Historic District, a Borough Resident who resides within the Historic District, and a Borough Resident at large. Their responsibility is to help applicants determine an appropriate approach for a repair or addition that will preserve the integrity of the home being reviewed and the neighborhood it is located in. The HARB does NOT approve or disapprove; it makes recommendations to the Borough Council based on historic appropriateness. When Borough Council approves an application, the applicant gets a Certificate of Appropriateness. The designation “Appropriate” means that a repair or renovation looks as if it belongs on a historic building in a historic neighborhood.

The HARB meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Borough Municipal Building. The deadline for submitting a HARB application is two weeks before the HARB meeting. There is no fee for submitting a HARB application. Please help Mechanicsburg retain its historical integrity!

HARB Board Members:

Chairman: Brian Haines – Registered Architect (2023)
Vice Chairman: Allison Krichman – Resident at Large (2023)
Member: Tim DeWire – Planning Commission Liaison (2024)
Member: Susan Kichman – Real Estate Broker (2026)
Member: Eric Querry – Resident within the District (2024)
Member: Beverly Bone – Property Owner within the District (2026)
Codes Officer: Matthew Keith

Previous H.A.R.B. Award Recipients

33-35-37-E-MAIN-ST 50-E-MAIN-ST-1024x768 207-WEST-MAIN-ST-1024x768
505-S-MARKET-ST-1024x768 612-S-MARKET-ST 414-E-Main-St-Certificate
13-E-Main-Street-Caromal-Colours-Commercial-Certificate-1024x468 106-West-Main-Street-Commercial-Certificate-1024x768 123-South-Market-Street-Residential-Certificate-768x1024
216-South-Market-Street-Grace-United-Methodist-Church-Commercial-Plaque-1024x479  





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