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    • DCS hosted a community meeting at Dixon House last week to discuss programs and planning in Point Breeze and to introduce a new community visioning process they've started with KSK.

Commission adopts new rules for community groups, hearings to come

The Planning Commission has adopted a new set of departmental regulations governing the conduct of Registered Community Organizations (RCOs), and expects to hold a public hearing on the new rules sometime…

    • Councilwoman Maria QuiƱones-Sanchez talks rezoning and St. Bonfiace at a pitched community meeting on Monday night.

Reckoning ahead on rules for Registered Community Organizations

On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission voted to recommend a bill that would authorize the Commission to create a code of conduct for Registered Community Organizations (RCOs), civic associations and other…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responds to report on racial disparities in Philadelphia home loans. Emma Lee/WHYY

Councilman wants a code of conduct for Registered Community Organizations

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill on Thursday that could establish “standards of conduct” for the many Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) that host neighborhood meetings and negotiate with developers over construction…

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Council back in action, moves to bolster Housing Trust Fund

Council’s first day back from summer recess started with a chant. It was the Development Without Displacement campaign, formed last year from the same group that had advocated for the city…

    • Zoning reformers react to Councilman Green's proposed changes to the draft code

Clarke drafting new zoning rules for community groups

Registered Community Organizations could soon be required to operate under the city’s official Standards of Conduct and Ethics, if a draft ordinance circulating around City Hall becomes law. The bill, prepared…

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Planning Commission says no to medical office bans, yes to LOVE Park garage transfer

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to oppose a bill that would amend the zoning code to prohibit all new medical and dental offices in the first Councilmanic…

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Council adopts new zoning regulations for Registered Community Organizations

By a vote of 14-3, City Council passed a bill Thursday that would adjust the zoning regulations for Registered Community Organizations, which has proven to be the most contentious aspect yet…

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RCO bill amended, passed out of Committee

City Council’s Committee on Rules recommended approval of an amended bill reorganizing the rules for Registered Community Organizations in a split vote Wednesday morning, but the bill won’t be able to…

    • Divided Planning Commission recommends zoning change for Norris Square

Councilman Henon to float new changes to zoning rules for RCOs

When City Council adopted a new zoning code two years ago, after more than four years of work, the new system of Registered Community Organizations—which formalized the practice of meetings between…

    • City Council adopted a new zoning code in Dec., 2011

Debate over Registered Community Organizations in full bloom

City Council’s Committee on Rules heard half a day of testimony Tuesday on a bill that would amend some regulations related to Registered Community Organizations, neighborhood groups with a formal role…

    • Matt Ruben and Joe Schiavo of CDAG

Battle looming over Registered Community Organizations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval on Tuesday of a bill that its staff helped Councilman Bobby Henon draft and that would largely revert the zoning code’s rules governing Registered…

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New rules for RCOs and another stab at billboard regulations

Councilman Bobby Henon introduced two bills Thursday that would address major unfinished business of the city’s year-old zoning code. The first would largely restore the zoning code’s original Registered Community Organization…

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State Senator drafting anti-SLAPP legislation after civic group's demise

State Senator Larry Farnese says he'll introduce legislation in Harrisburg making it easier for groups subject to intimidating SLAPP lawsuits to have the cases dismissed or recover legal costs after the…

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Old City Civic Association, 1973-2013

Old City Civic Association, one of the longest-running formal neighborhood groups in Philadelphia, succumbed to the elements earlier this week. At a meeting on Monday, May 6th, the organization’s board…

    • World Trade Center site / Photo by Neal Santos

The cost of doing civics: Old City Civic Association disbands its zoning operation

The Philadelphia World Trade Center, a five-and-a-half acre complex of international commerce at Columbus Blvd. and Callowhill St., has had more impact on the development of the Central Delaware than any…

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Blackwell calls for hearings on Philadelphia2035

Last week, City Council adopted a resolution introduced by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell calling for hearings on the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project, the city’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood comprehensive plan. The first phase…

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Worried about an ‘unfunded mandate,’ PCPC adopts regulations to comply with Blackwell bill

The Planning Commission adopted amendments to its rules and regulations Tuesday afternoon to bring them in line with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s contentious bill amending the new zoning regulations for Registered Community…

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Council overrides Mayoral veto of RCO bill as O’Neill backs off community garden restrictions

In its first meeting of 2013, City Council voted to override a Mayoral veto—not announced until Thursday morning—of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s bill changing some provisions of the new zoning code’s Registered…

    • Committee recommends changes to zoning code rules on community input

Committee recommends changes to zoning code rules on community input

It appears that the new rules regarding community input in the development process will be changed, having been in effect for just over three months. City Council’s Committee on Rules reported…

    • Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

In a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission declined to recommend a zoning code amendment bill which was introduced into City Council last week by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie…

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