Williamsport HARB awarded $10K for ordinance update

The Williamsport Historical Architectural Review Board was awarded $10,000 to bring an outdated ordinance into the 21st century.

Minor changes have been made to the board’s ordinance for historical districts, which was originally crafted in 1975, Mayor Derek Slaughter said.

With the awarded funds from the state Historic Preservation Office and a 10% match from the city, it will allow for a more streamlined process with policies and procedures for timeliness and public usability, guidelines for cost-effective modern materials, and building structure review based upon a ranking-like process.

The board reviews all exterior repairs, renovations, and construction planned in the district.

For more information, visit the Historic Architectural Review Board page under Community & Economic Development at www.cityofwilliamsport.org.


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