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    • Public sessions on zoning proposals are reopened, then closed

Public sessions on zoning proposals are reopened, then closed

In City Council’s last session of public testimony on the zoning code proposals of the Zoning Code Commission Tuesday, about a dozen witnesses on five panels gave about two hours of…

City Council hears two hours of public testimony, closes hearings on ZCC proposals

Council heard from five panels consisting of about a dozen witnesses. Most spoke in favor of passing the draft, though several made specific recommendations for amendments. A coalition of Southwest Philadelphia…

    • City Council and community members talk zoning at 400 North Broad Street

City Council and community members talk zoning at 400 North Broad Street

The seats were filled, the refreshments were all but consumed, and the topic was—you guessed it—zoning. In a community forum co-sponsored by PlanPhilly, the Daily News and PennPraxis, the viability of…

    • Councilman Frank DiCicco asks the ZCC about neighborhood overlays

Council hears hours of public testimony on ZCC proposals, agrees to take up the issue again in two weeks

Working from a single-item agenda on Wednesday, City Council held a seven-hour session of public testimony on the proposals of the Zoning Code Commission. And if the ZCC has its way,…

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

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

Last week, At-Large City Councilman Bill Green issued a memo calling for ten specific changes to the draft new zoning code put together by the Zoning Code Commission, of which he…

    • Roundtable

Zoning Code Commission briefs City Council on zoning reform

At a round-table meeting in the Caucus Room at City Hall Thursday afternoon, representatives of the Zoning Code Commission briefed members of City Council on the state of the zoning reform…

    • Bill Green outlines his proposal

Councilman Bill Green issues memo calling for amendments to the draft zoning code

In a memorandum issued to all City Council members Wednesday, at-large councilman Bill Green laid out ten recommendations for amending the Zoning Code Commission’s preliminary report prior to passage of the…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part IV: Making procedures fair and consistent

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part IV: Making procedures fair and consistent

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

    • 700 S. Front St., a Queen Village building which once housed Widow Maloby's Tavern

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part III: Protecting Philadelphia's natural and historic resources

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

    • The Architects Building at 17th & Sansom is LEED certified at the Gold level

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part II: Promoting sustainable development

Last week, we posted the first in a series of stories holding the draft zoning code up against its stated purposes. Today, that series continues by looking at Purpose 2(a): Promoting…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

    • Eva Gladstein

ZCC looks forward to fall hearings, Council action on the draft code

It’s midsummer. City Council is on recess, and so is the Zoning Code Commission. With no zoning meetings to attend, we here at PlanPhilly started to wonder: what is everybody doing?…

    • UPDATED New feature: Navigating one too many acronyms - a zoning lexicon

UPDATED New feature: Navigating one too many acronyms - a zoning lexicon

As is characteristic of government projects, an alphabet soup of committees, commissions, and stakeholder groups swirls around zoning reform in Philadelphia. If you’re new to the zoning reform process, as I…

    • Divvying up the burden in special exception zoning

Divvying up the burden in special exception zoning

In a previous post, I alluded to uncertain requirements for those who want to object to development proposals in special exception cases. It was later called to my attention that…

    • Neighborhood associations prepare for zoning reform

Neighborhood associations prepare for zoning reform

For years, Philadelphia’s neighborhood civic associations have had de facto negotiating power with developers who want to build in their communities. That power results from a number of factors. For one…

    • Developing by right and by exception: What's the neighborhood's role?

Developing by right and by exception: What's the neighborhood's role?

At the end of last year, my esteemed predecessor Nick ran a handful of uses through the Zoning Administrative Manual for a building that was (and still is) up for sale…

    • City Council opens hearings on zoning code proposals, adjourns Committee until fall

City Council opens hearings on zoning code proposals, adjourns Committee until fall

The Committee of the Whole Council held its first hearings on the zoning code proposals of the Zoning Code Commission this morning, taking about 2 1/2 hours of testimony from ZCC…

    • Monitor use changes in the new zoning code for a property near you

Monitor use changes in the new zoning code for a property near you

As the complex new zoning code is finalized by the ZCC before going to City Council this fall, PlanPhilly will analyze key components of the reform in this digestible new series.…

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