Architectural Review

Seton Hill is a historic neighborhood protected by Baltimore City’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP). The Seton Hill Historic District was established in 1968 and and was recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

All exterior work or new construction in Seton Hill requires review and permits before commencing. The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) recommends that property owners contact the committee by e-mail early in the process to discuss planned scope of work before contractors or architects are hired so that potential pitfalls can be avoided.

The ARC can help property owners navigate the city CHAP permit review and approval process. Email the ARC at