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    • Single-family houses with ground floor garages recently rose on the 200 block of Arch Street.

Council to vote on major zoning code amendments

Earlier this week, City Council’s Committee on Rules and the City Planning Commission both gave their approval to a 30-page bill making a host of changes to the zoning code. The…

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PCPC approves IRMX revisions

On Tuesday, the Planning Commission voted to approve changes to the IRMX zoning category, which is meant to encourage the mixed-use redevelopment of former industrial properties. The category is new…

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Why spot zoning is probably here to stay

When Comcast unveiled its plans for a new skyscraper earlier this year, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a few bills adjusting the zoning rules for the parcel in question so that…

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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.…

    • 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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A new zoning dictionary just for Philadelphia

For the first time in my life I am watching tennis and, I think, beginning to understand it. Each game follows a fairly simple game logic: first to four points, win…

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Assessing the zoning code after one year

On Thursday, one year after the city’s new zoning code was enacted, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission delivered a report to members of City Council describing how well the code is…

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City Council to receive report on new zoning code

This Thursday, August 22nd, marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation of Philadelphia’s first new zoning code in half a century. In compliance with the requirements of the legislation that enacted…

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City needs remapping before impacts of new code are felt, builders say

There’s a lot in Philadelphia’s reformed zoning code, now nearly a year old, that developers, architects and other code users seem to like. It’s shorter, for one. Easier to understand. Better…

    • 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…

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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…

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Mixed messages: Philadelphia’s struggle to create lasting billboard regulations

The history of outdoor advertising regulation in Philadelphia is a saga of false starts. Two major overhauls of municipal billboard regulations, in 1991 and 2005, established clear new rules for how…

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Billboard rules to be rewritten … again

The zoning law for outdoor advertising signs that was written over the past year will be scrapped and rewritten again, according Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office has taken the lead on…

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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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Development plan for Simpson House puts Civic Design Review to the test

Civic Design Review, a key innovation of the new zoning code that requires a special review of large projects’ impact on the public realm, caused a long and difficult discussion at…

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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…

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Nutter encourages restraint on zoning code during Phila2035 update

A standing-room-only crowd at the Center for Architecture burst into applause, interrupting surprise guest Michael Nutter as he explained the importance of being patient with the new zoning code that his…

    • Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

An amended version of 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill’s Bill No. 120917 was favorably reported out of City Council’s Committee on Rules Thursday morning, by a split vote of 4-3. O’Neill, along…

    • Counciil members Sánchez and Green

Council support for O’Neill’s zoning changes still iffy

Councilman Brian O’Neill appears to be sticking mostly to his guns regarding his proposed changes to use tables in the CMX-2 and CMX-2.5 zoning districts, which generally apply to neighborhood commercial…

Council support for O’Neill’s zoning changes still iffy

Councilman Brian O’Neill appears to be sticking mostly to his guns regarding his proposed changes to use tables in the CMX-2 and CMX-2.5 zoning districts, which generally apply to neighborhood commercial…

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