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    • The blue-line draft expands where market and community-supported farms can operate (Michelle Goodwin/For NewsWorks/File photo)

How the blue-line zoning code draft affects N.W. Philly

Last week, the Zoning Code Commission (ZCC) released its blue-line draft of the city's new zoning code, which details the most recent changes to the More »

    • Turn out was good at last night's WMAN zoning meeting. (Holly Otterbein/for NewsWorks)

Mt. Airy Arts Garage gets WMAN zoning endorsement

(Revised edition: Corrections made to a street name and neighborhood area) Last night's West Mt. Airy Neighbors' Zoning Committee meeting was no sleeper. It featured a good old-fashioned neighborhood brawl, a…

    • Proposed River Road overlay removal sparks concerns

Proposed River Road overlay removal sparks concerns

Tonight, a group of Roxborough residents is holding an emergency meeting on how the city's proposed zoning code rewrite could affect a quaint residential area More »

    • Meg Greenfield is the chairwoman of the EFCC's zoning and land use committee. (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

Redlined zoning code draft proposes more changes

The Zoning Code Commission is currently undergoing the Herculean task of rewriting the city's zoning code for the first time in nearly 50 years, and last month, it released its redlined…

    • The 3400 block of Conrad Street in East Falls (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

EFCC meeting highlights need for city rezoning

At a recent East Falls Community Council meeting, it became clear why the government needs to rezone several parts of the city. On Wednesday, the EFCC More »

    • Girls' group home won't return

Girls' group home won't return

A group home for girls, which was once located on 6612 N. 12th Street, won't be coming back to Oak Lane. Last week, the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC), a nonprofit that…

    • How the new zoning code will impact Northwest Philadelphia

How the new zoning code will impact Northwest Philadelphia

On the day before Christmas Eve, when most city workers are notoriously impossible to reach, Eva Gladstein, the executive director of the Zoning Code Commission (ZCC), is sitting in her office…

    • (Photo: Jimmy Viola/For NewsWorks)

Zoning: Oak Lane Diner illegal

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission declined to take action on a bill legalizing Oak Lane Diner, which was built without a permit. It was the second bill of its…

    • On Germantown Avenue it's easy to see all the different zoning uses at play. (Nathaniel Hamilton/For NewsWorks)

G-town reacts to planned zoning code changes

It tells us where to shop, where to sleep and where to go out for a dinner date, and it hasn’t been revamped since the 1960s. But now, just months before…

    • N.W. Philly residents react to proposed zoning code

N.W. Philly residents react to proposed zoning code

Residents of Manayunk, East Falls and Roxborough are generally optimistic about zoning code reform, but folks PlanPhilly talked to believe special attention ought to be More »

    • Betty Turner, far right, pictured with a group of CPI graduates (Photo by Bridget Kulik)

NW Philadelphian graduates from Citizens Planning Institute

 Betty Turner, a 73-year-old Northwest Philadelphian, has years of experience struggling through the thickets of the city's bureaucracy in order to better her hometown. She's presided over two community development corporations,…

    • The Wissahickon Watershed Overlay is a part of the new zoning code that attempts to mitigate flooding in the Northwest

Zoning code reform: How it will impact Roxborough

If you get off the regional rail at Roxborough's Ivy Ridge Station today, you won't see much in terms of mixed-use development. There's a pretzel maker and an auto repair shop…

    • A shopper passes a cell phone store on Chelten Avenue in Germantown. (Jenny Swigoda/For NewsWorks)

How will planned zoning changes impact Germantown?

 Zoning code reform doesn’t sound very sexy. But all that esoteric talk of “allowed uses” and “C2 districts” can determine how bike-friendly a city is, whether a gun shop can…

    • How the new zoning code will impact Chestnut Hill

How the new zoning code will impact Chestnut Hill

 Zoning code reform doesn't sound very sexy. But all that esoteric talk of "allowed uses" and "C2 districts" can determine how bike-friendly a city is, whether a gun shop can…

    • If the new zoning rules are approved new requirements would be placed on Weavers Way's farm.

How the new zoning code will affect Mt. Airy & East Falls

Urban farmers in both these areas have a lot to consider about the zoning code reform. For instance, market farms and community gardens — such as the Weaver's Way Co-op farm…

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