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You are viewing 9 articles for 2016 with the tag Zoning

    • Dumpster Pool

August 1: Speeding up Amtrak on the cheap | 100 years of zoning | Dumpster pool

Alon Levy offers some cheaper alternatives to some of the budget-busting proposals in Amtrak's NEC Futures plan. One idea: fixing Frankford Junction to cut travel times between New York and…

    • Seymour Toll, June 2016 | Emily Cohen for NewsWorks

Learning from 'Zoned American'

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of New York City’s zoning code, the first time such a comprehensive policy was implemented in America. Over the course of the 1920s, the trend swept…

    • Brian O'Neill zoning

O'Neill bill would codify councilmanic prerogative in subdivision process

A new bill from 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill could write councilmanic prerogative into the city’s routine planning procedures first time, by shifting power over property subdivisions that the city charter…

    • Mantua

May 4: Debating the constitutionality of Philly's wage tax | Wolf wants Uber fine lowered | Downzoning Mantua

Michael S. Knoll and Ruth Mason argue in the Penn Law Review that, as currently constructed, the Philadelphia wage tax is unconstitutional and vulnerable to challenge. They propose tax reforms that…

    • Reading, PA

April 19th: Wolf issuing state open data policy | Reading's 'complete streets' policy | Walking Philly's perimeter

Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order establishing an open data policy in Pennsylvania for the first time. The Commonwealth already has a Right to Know law, which is different…

    • Finnegan's Wake

Finnigan's Wake redevelopment deal back from the dead

Tim Finnegan was a hod carrier with a weakness for strong spirits. One morning, after drinking some whiskey before work, he fell off a ladder and died. At his wake, his…

    • Lincoln Square

March 15: Alterra's Broad and Washington plans | Voluntary street sweeping | Deregulating garage businesses

Mayor Jim Kenney is doubling down on the idea of bringing back street sweeping services, but only for neighborhoods who accept alternate-side parking. It's still unclear what the administration will…

    • The First African Baptist Church was designated by the city as historic in 2015 (Jared Brey)

March 14: Black churches become luxury housing | Trinities fit the tiny-house trend | ZBA chair is Doc's doc

“Luxury residential development has become a popular use for the structures that once nurtured souls of Black folk in a historic Black community,” write Sheila Simmons and Damon Williams in the…

    • Mixed-use infill on North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties, January 2016
Eyes on the Street

How to unscrew-up neighborhood zoning in two easy steps

After three years under a new zoning code there are some kinks worth ironing out. Here Community Contributor Matt Ruben, President of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, identifies two fixes that…

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