Projects and Services
National Register Nominations
Historic Resource Surveys
Historic Structure Reports
Historic Resource Impact Studies
Municipal Planning Services
Transportation / Section 106
Training & Presentations
Other Major Project Types
Wise Preservation Planning LLC
1480 Hilltop Road
Chester Springs PA 19425
Phone (484) 202-8187
Northeast Pa. Office
115 West 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
Berwick PA 18603
Phone (570) 218-4028
Wise Preservation Planning LLC is a full-service historic preservation planning firm. We research, document, analyze and ultimately help protect
historic resources and our cultural landscape. Our firm serves a variety of clients, including municipalities, engineers, architects, historical societies, and owners of historic resources.
The firm was founded in 1997 by Robert J. Wise Jr., who has 20 years of experience in the historic preservation field. He is assisted by Seth Hinshaw, Senior Planner, who has been with the firm since 2001. Both planners have M.S.
degrees in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and exceed the 36 CFR 61 Professional Qualification Standards established by the National Park Service for architectural historians.
Wise Preservation Planning is pleased to announce that we have been retained by Schuylkill Township to complete its municipal element of the Chester County Atlas Project. When completed this spring, Wise will have examined and classified over 850 properties in the township!
This comes on the heels of surveying and documenting 223 properties containing the township’s oldest resources, first surveyed in 1982. The 2011 inventory is the basis for the township’s revised historic resource protection zoning article. Wise, along with municipal planner David Sweet, drafted this ordinance language; it was adopted by the municipality in January, 2012.
The Chester County Atlas Project is an ongoing effort on behalf of Chester County to survey, inventory and map all properties in the county having resources 50 years and older. Wise has completed seven Atlas projects, and helped develop its resource classification standards.