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Two words sum up zoning and development coverage in 2013: Reform fatigue

One benefit of carving time into uniform chunks is the opportunity it provides to retroactively define the characteristics of a given chunk, and, by delimiting the past, expand our understanding thereof.…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter and Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger celebrated the enactment of a new zoning code in August

Draft of zoning code report finds little change so far at the zoning board

“The Commission shall analyze the Zoning Code to determine …. whether the Code may be consolidated or simplified to make it more consistent and easy to understand and to reduce the…

    • Eleanor Sharpe

Planning Commission hires Eleanor Sharpe to help implement Philadelphia2035

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission hired Eleanor Sharpe, a former member of the Zoning Code Commission, to serve as its director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs. Sharpe, who…

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Planning Commission seeks feedback on new zoning code

If you've got something to say about the new zoning code--either the one that was enacted last August or the one that remains after City Council has adopted a series of…

    • Eva Gladstein

Exit interview with zoning reform defender Eva Gladstein

Next Friday, February 8th, Eva Gladstein will work her last day as deputy director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. She was appointed to the position about a year ago, after…

    • Greg Pastore, former Zoning Code Commissioner, appointed to Zoning Board of Adjustment

Greg Pastore, former Zoning Code Commissioner, appointed to Zoning Board of Adjustment

Last week, a new face appeared behind the long desk of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the body that enforces the zoning code by deciding whether and how to grant exceptions…

    • Frankford Creek empties into the Delaware River

Council consensus on 50-foot stream buffer in jeopardy

A few weeks ago, a bill was introduced into City Council which would amend various technical errors in the new zoning code and approve the Water Department’s hydrology map. The…

    • Council members huddle, finalizing amendments to zoning code bill

New zoning code will take effect without Commission’s finishing touches

Note: In an earlier version of this article, the 50-foot stream buffer was mistakenly identified as one of the Administration's amendments to the zoning code; it was in fact passed as…

    • Draft of new zoning regulations presented to Planning Commission

Draft of new zoning regulations presented to Planning Commission

In a special meeting of  the City Planning Commission at the Central Library Tuesday afternoon, deputy director of the PCPC Eva Gladstein presented a draft of amended regulations for the Commission…

    • Former ZCC members to reform sign regulations

Former ZCC members to reform sign regulations

Philadelphia’s current zoning code doesn’t know what a projecting sign is. Or, rather, it has several ideas about what a projecting sign is, but it hasn’t made up its mind. Chapter…

    • Peter Kelsen and the old code way back in 2007

2011: A Zoning Reform Odyssey

In an Economist article published in 1955, not long before Philadelphia’s zoning code was last revised, C. Northcote Parkinson first articulated what later became known as Parkinson’s law: the amount of…

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

City Council adopts a new zoning code

“Having been read on two different days,” said outgoing City Council President Anna C. Verna, calling for a vote on zoning reform legislation in Council’s last session of the year Thursday…

    • Committee of the Whole favorably recommends ZCC final report

Committee of the Whole favorably recommends ZCC final report

The final report of the Zoning Code Commission cleared its penultimate hurdle Wednesday morning when Bill No. 110845 was passed out of City Council’s Committee of the Whole with a favorable…

City Council to hold public hearing on ZCC's Final Report

The Zoning Code Commission’s Final Report—representing half a decade of work and innumerable adjustments, rearrangements, additions and deletions—will be subject to a public hearing in City Council chambers Wednesday morning before…

    • Close-reading the Final Report: zoning variances

Close-reading the Final Report: zoning variances

The Zoning Code Commission officially adopted its Final Report a few weeks back, and Councilman Frank DiCicco recently introduced a bill to City Council which would replace the city’s current code…

    • Reporters videotaped members of the Occupy Philadelphia movement who interrupted a portion of Thursday's City Council Meeting

City Council introduces new zoning bills, holds more

A small contingent of the Occupy Philadelphia movement hijacked a portion of Thursday’s meeting of City Council, held a session of “People’s City Council,” and passed a handful of its own…

    • Planning Commission recommends use of 'alternate vehicle' to pass new zoning code

Planning Commission recommends use of 'alternate vehicle' to pass new zoning code

Under the direction of its Chairman Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the use of Council Bill No. 110766, with provisos, to pass a new zoning code for…

    • Zoning Code Commission issues interim final report

Zoning Code Commission issues interim final report

The Zoning Code Commission released its Interim Final Report Monday afternoon and that version of the code—subject to minor edits—will go before the Commission for a vote Wednesday morning. According to Stacey Graham,…

    • City Council considers an alternate route to zoning reform

City Council considers an alternate route to zoning reform

Four-and-a-half years ago, as PlanPhilly readers know, City Council enacted an amendment to the home rule charter—approved by more than three quarters of voters—creating the Zoning Code Commission and charging…

    • Council introduces bill to replace Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code ahead of ZCC's final report

Council introduces bill to replace Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code ahead of ZCC's final report

Last week, City Council introduced a bill, No. 110766, which would repeal the entire "Zoning and Planning" chapter of the Philadelphia Code, and replace it with a new one.The…

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