Welcome to the Borough of Sewickley Heights

238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, Pa 15143

(412) 741-5119

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About

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 Blackburn Road to a stop sign. Make a left and continue to follow the main road, then turn right onto Country Club Road. At the end of Country Club Road, proceed straight onto the Allegheny 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 located on the second floor.

History

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. Traditions and memories have been established in this storied place that inspire the Borough and its residents. READ MORE

Today

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. Sewickley Heights is 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. Today you can see old and new come together in a rich and beautiful setting to make Sewickley Heights what it is today.

Pattern Book

Living in Sewickley Heights must begin with an understanding of the Sewickley Heights Pattern Book. Borough residents are encouraged to become familiar with this resource and new residents should contact the Borough for a complimentary copy. A Pattern Book is a design guideline. The role of the Pattern Book is to preserve community character by encouraging development that is consistent with the existing cultural landscape. It is a user-friendly tool intended to guide decision making, rather than to dictate outcomes. The Pattern Book is designed to complement existing Borough documents such as the Comprehensive Plan, Borough Ordinances, and Vision Plan. Users will include citizens, landowners, home builders, developers, and real estate agents. PATTERN BOOK


Legal Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE BOROUGH OF SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS

HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, notice is given that the January, February, and March regularly scheduled and advertised meetings of the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) of the Borough of Sewickley Heights will be modified as follows. The meetings will take place as scheduled on January 13, 2022, February 17, 2022, and March 17, 2022 at 4:15 p.m. prevailing time. The meetings will remain open to the public. The meetings will no longer be conducted at the Sewickley Heights History Center, but rather will be conducted through the use of remote audio and video conference services (Zoom). The audio and video conference call-in information will be available to the public on the Borough’s website at http://sewickleyheightsboro.com/ and will be posted on the front door of the Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143 and the Sewickley Heights History Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania.

PUBLIC NOTICE

SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, notice is given that the January, February, and March regularly scheduled and advertised meetings of the Council of the Borough of Sewickley Heights will be modified as follows. The meetings will take place as scheduled on January 17, 2022, February 21, 2022, and March 21, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. prevailing time. The meetings will remain open to the public. The meetings will no longer be conducted at the Sewickley Heights Borough Hall, but rather will be conducted through the use of remote audio and video conference services (Zoom). The audio and video conference call-in information will be available to the public on the Borough’s website at http://sewickleyheightsboro.com/ and will be posted on the front door of the Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143.

PUBLIC NOTICE

SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS BOROUGH

HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

The regular meeting of the Historical Architectural Review Board of the Borough of Sewickley Heights scheduled for March 17, 2022 at 4:15 p.m. through the use of remote audio and video conference services (Zoom) will now begin at 3:00 p.m. The audio and video conference call-in information is available to the public on the Borough’s website at http://sewickleyheightsboro.com/ and is posted on the front doors of the Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143.

PUBLIC NOTICE

SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, notice is given that the April regularly scheduled and advertised meeting of the Council of the Borough of Sewickley Heights will be modified as follows. The meeting will take place as scheduled on April 18, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. prevailing time. The meeting will remain open to the public. The meeting will no longer be conducted at the Sewickley Heights Borough Hall, but rather will be conducted through the use of remote audio and video conference services (Zoom). The audio and video conference call-in information will be available to the public on the Borough’s website at http://sewickleyheightsboro.com/ and will be posted on the front door of the Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143.

Notice to be advertised/Proof of Publication: Thursday, April 7, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE BOROUGH OF SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS

HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, notice is given that the April regularly scheduled and advertised meeting of the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) of the Borough of Sewickley Heights will be modified as follows. The meeting will take place as scheduled on April 14, 2022 at 4:15 p.m. prevailing time. The meeting will remain open to the public. The meeting will no longer be conducted at the Sewickley Heights History Center, but rather will be conducted through the use of remote audio and video conference services (Zoom). The audio and video conference call-in information will be available to the public on the Borough’s website at http://sewickleyheightsboro.com/ and will be posted on the front door of the Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143 and the Sewickley Heights History Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania.

Notice to be advertised/Proof of Publication: Thursday, April 7, 2022