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Nomination of the Buhl Planetarium Building to be a City Historic Structure

PITTSBURGH, February 3, 2005— On February 2, 2005, the Historic Review Commission made a preliminary review of the nomination of the Buhl Planetarium Building for City historic designation. The Commission determined that there is reasonable cause to believe that the building will meet the definition of Historic Structure as set forth in the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance. This means that the regulation of the building’s exterior appearance will continue during the designation process (for a maximum of eight months).

The Historic Review Commission will hold a Public Hearing at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 to take testimony from the public concerning the appropriateness of the proposed designation. This hearing will be held after 1:30 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room on the first floor of the John P. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross Street, Downtown. All members of the public are invited to attend.

The Historic Review Commission will make its recommendation to City Council concerning the designation of the building at its April 6, 2005 meeting. This recommendation, together with the recommendation from the City Planning Commission, will be transmitted to City Council for its review and for Council’s final decision.

If you have any questions, please contact the Historic Review Commission at 412-255-2243.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633