BOROUGH OF SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS DECLARES A DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY:

As of 5:00 p.m., March 20, 2020 the Borough of Sewickley Heights declared a Disaster Emergency to help accelerate resources and service procurement during the COVID-19 global pandemic. In addition, the Borough has closed the Borough Administration Building and has sent non-essential staff home until further notice. The Police Department will continue to be fully staffed and the Public Works Department will maintain essential services and remain on 24-hour on-call for municipal call-outs and inclement weather.

The Borough is locking the Borough Hall during this same time period. If you need to speak with a member of Borough Administration, please dial 412-741-5119 ext. 6 during normal business hours (M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm) or e-mail the Borough Manager.

 If you visit the Borough Hall and would like to speak to the Police regarding a non-emergent matter please dial the non-emergency number 412-473-3056.

In the event of an emergency dial 911.

The Borough of Sewickley Heights is continually monitoring the information provided by Allegheny County Health Department, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Centers for Disease Control. The Borough recommends that residents look to those resources for the most up-to-date information about the pandemic.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Beginning Friday January 22, 2021 Backbone Rd. between Grove St. in Sewickley and Quaker Hollow Rd. in Sewickley Heights will be Closed to Non-Local Through Traffic during daytime hours to accommodate Columbia Gas construction.

Sewickley and Sewickley Heights Police will be on site to control and direct traffic intending to use this section of roadway. Drivers will be advised and directed to alternate routes if their destination is not in the closure area.

 

The modified closure will be temporary, but remain in effect for several weeks.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

THE BOROUGH OF SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS

HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD 

Notice is given that the regular meetings of the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) of the Borough of Sewickley Heights for the year 2021 will be held on the Thursday after the second Monday of the Month, at 4:15 p.m. prevailing time through the use of remote audio and video conference services (Zoom). The meetings will remain open to the public. The audio and video conference call-in information will be available to the public on the Borough’s website at http://sewickleyheightsboro.com/ and posted on the front doors of the Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143, and the Sewickley Heights History Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley, PA 15143.  The virtual meetings will be held on the following dates: 

                        January 14, 2021                               July 15, 2021

                        February 11, 2021                              August 12, 2021        

                        March 11, 2021                                  September 16, 2021

                        April 15, 2021                                    October 14, 2021

                        May 13, 2021                                     November 11, 2021

                        June 17, 2021                                    December 16, 2021 


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LEGAL NOTICE

THE BOROUGH OF SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS

BOROUGH COUNCIL 

Notice is given that the regular meetings of the Borough Council of the Borough of Sewickley Heights for the year 2021 will be held the third Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. prevailing time through the use of remote audio and video conference services (Zoom).  The meetings will remain open to the public. The audio and video conference call-in information will be available to the public on the Borough’s website at http://sewickleyheightsboro.com/ and posted on the front doors of the Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. The virtual meetings will be held on the following dates:

                                         January 18, 2021                   July 19, 2021

                                         February 15, 2021                  August 16, 2021

                                         March 15, 2021                      September 20, 2021

                                         April 19, 2021                        October 18, 2021

                                         May 17, 2021                         November 15, 2021

                                         June 21, 2021                        December 20, 2021

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THE BOROUGH OF SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS

PLANNING COMMISSION 

Notice is given that the regular meetings of the Planning Commission of the Borough of Sewickley Heights for the year 2021 will be held the Thursday after the first Monday of every other month beginning in January of the calendar year, at 5:00 p.m. prevailing time at the Sewickley Heights Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania, on the following dates: 

                                    January 7, 2021                      July 8, 2021               

                                    March 4, 2021                         September 9, 2021

                                    May 6, 2021                            November 4, 2021


Sewickley Heights Pattern Book

About Sewickley Heights

 

Sewickley Heights Borough is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, approximately fifteen miles west of the City of Pittsburgh.   It is easily accessed by using the Mt. Nebo exit from Interstate 79.   The Pittsburgh International Airport is less than a 30-minute drive away.

The Borough Hall is located on the grounds of the Allegheny Country Club.  Traveling west off the Mt. Nebo exit, follow the road to a stop sign.  Make a left and follow the main road, then turn right onto Country Club Road.  At the end of Country Club Road, proceed straight onto the Country Club grounds.  The Borough Hall is the first building on the left.  The Police Department and Council Chambers are located on the first floor; the Administrative Offices are on the second floor.  

 

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Sewickley Hunt Club

Sewickley Heights is a borough on the northern shore of the Ohio River tucked into a diverse landscape known regionally for its hiking and bridle paths. About fifteen miles west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sewickley Heights was once the haven for wealthy businessmen from the city. The 1920s and 30s saw the heyday of this exclusive area, with lavish cottages dotting hilltops separated by huge, picturesque tracts of woods and fields. Since then, many of the original estates have been subdivided; the mansions have been demolished, leaving an abundance of nostalgic walls, gates, gatehouses, and outbuildings reminiscent of an earlier era. In 2014, a Pattern Book was established to memorialize the evolution of Sewickley Heights and take proactive steps towards maintaining and preserving its historic landscapes and architecture. By capturing an image and character that is unique to the Borough, principles and standards have been established to connect new development to old. Site design standards and architectural patterns will help to promote more sensitive development and to protect some of the most authentic elements and places within the Heights. Over time, Sewickley Heights has developed a keen sense of place and rich architectural heritage. Traditions and memories have been established in this storied place that inspire the Borough and its residents. With the Pattern Book, the Borough has developed a tool to move forward and protect its rooted past and community character.

 

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Today, Sewickley Heights is one of the most desirable communities in the region, and it continues to attract new residents, many of whom wish to construct new homes. This trend is likely to continue as the community grows in popularity. The Pattern Book balances development pressures with the desire of residents to preserve community character. It does this by envisioning a future that builds on the principles of place, appropriateness of scale, and stewardship of the land. 

Cultural landscape is a term that was defined and applied to Sewickley Heights during the Vision Plan process, described in the Pattern Book. It encompasses both natural and manmade enhancements to natural landscape and is the defining essence that makes Sewickley Heights a unique place. Elements of the cultural landscape include scenic landscapes such as meadows, pastures, and tree rows and historic artifacts such as rock walls, pillars, and fences. The cultural landscape in Sewickley Heights, as well as the historic structures, formed the basis for the 1989 decision by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to grant Historic District Status to a significant portion of the Borough.

 

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