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Council authorizes zoning code hearings

In a voice vote on Thursday, Philadelphia City Council authorized the first public hearings on the city's new zoning code. Introducing the resolution was First District Councilman Frank DiCicco, who wrote…

    • Uproar over the ZCC's minority report continues

Uproar over the ZCC's minority report continues

Many members of Philadelphia's design, planning, and building community have been outraged for nearly a week over the minority report passed by the Zoning Code Commission on May 11, and following…

    • Politicking the Zoning Code

Politicking the Zoning Code

Some of Philadelphia's best-known development and planning organizations are worried about the minority report proposed by Councilmen Bill Green and Brian J. O'Neill, and passed by nine of the city's Zoning…

    • Twenty-two commissioners voted for it, seven abstained, one commissioner was absent and one seat is currently vacant.

ZCC manages to send preliminary report to City Council

After a two-month delay following its March meeting, and after three and half years of work, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission managed to vote to send its preliminary report on zoning reform…

ZCC posts the draft preliminary report to City Council

The purple line isn't just a Chicago Transit Authority express train. Having worked through three letters of ROYGBIV, the ZCC has issued a "purple-line" draft of its preliminary report to…

    • Zoning Code Commission X-Changes wind down

Zoning Code Commission X-Changes wind down

Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission has completed its final two Stakeholder X-Change outreach meetings about development standards and parking. As with previous X-Changes, the meetings offered space for robust discussion of the…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: A look into the ZCC's work plan committee minutes

Cutting through the Zoning Code: A look into the ZCC's work plan committee minutes

Who knows what revisions lurk in the heart of zoning reform? The Shadow! No, wait, it's the minutes from work plan committee meetings. Lucky for you, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission…

    • The April 5 X-Change meeting

New worries bubble up at ZCC Stakeholder X-Changes

At two Zoning Code Commission outreach events in April, discussion of the core subjects—use regulations and dimensional standards—went relatively smoothly. But perhaps as a sign of things to come, unexpected issues…

    • Placid discussion of use regulations at ZCC

Placid discussion of use regulations at ZCC

Less restrictive use regulations in Philadelphia? So said the Zoning Code Commission at its meeting on Wednesday, which detailed both conceptual and specific changes to uses in the new draft of…

    • Sam Little and Craig Schelter

Exchange at the X-Change: ZCC stakeholder discussions kick off

After 44 public meetings and 36 neighborhood meetings, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission launched another round of outreach: a seven-meeting series of "Stakeholder X-Changes" that began on Wednesday. Over three dozen people—many…

"Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Change" begins this week

Earlier this month, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission delayed a vote on forwarding a draft of the city's new zoning code to City Council. But lucky for you, Wednesday kicks off a…

    • ZCC does not vote code rewrite onto council

ZCC does not vote code rewrite onto council

At its Wednesday meeting, the Zoning Code Commission postponed a scheduled vote on whether to send its preliminary report to City Council. Instead, it passed a resolution to adopt a "Draft…

    • ZCC headed for a Wednesday vote; stakeholders headed for ongoing advocacy

ZCC headed for a Wednesday vote; stakeholders headed for ongoing advocacy

The Zoning Code Commission will vote on March 2 whether to send its draft of Philadelphia's revised zoning code to City Council. Over the past month, interviews with stakeholders and discussions…

    • Mmmm, sausage-making: Extra ZCC hearings air out ongoing zoning concerns

Mmmm, sausage-making: Extra ZCC hearings air out ongoing zoning concerns

On the heels of the contentious February 9 meeting of the Zoning Code Commission, the ZCC announced two public meetings to review stakeholder comments - on February 18 and 28. The…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Cutting through the Zoning Code: The Final(ish) Countdown

Redlines are red, bluelines are blue, a final(ish) cut through the code and a change memo too! My poet friends are so proud of me. The revision of Philadelphia's zoning code…

    • ZCC begins holding extra public hearings

ZCC begins holding extra public hearings

The Zoning Code Commission held the first of two additional public meetings Friday. During last week's ZCC meeting, stakeholders in the zoning revision process, from community groups to developers, complained…

ZCC to vote March 2 on new code and to hold two more public meetings

The Zoning Code Commission announced this week that the vote to send its "preliminary report" to Philadelphia City Council will be held Wednesday, March 2. The ZCC has also scheduled two…

    • Penelope Giles of the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corp.

ZCC meeting: Time runs down, temperature heats up

As the time for debating Philadelphia's revised zoning code before the Zoning Code Commission winds down, tensions about deadlines, feedback to the commission, and who's been on the zoning ball boiled…

ZCC vote on new zoning code delayed

The Zoning Code Commission's scheduled vote on the new zoning code has been pushed back again. Zoning Code Commissioner Councilman Bill Green proposed the additional two week delay on Friday, according…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: ZAM! Lessons Learned

Cutting through the Zoning Code: ZAM! Lessons Learned

Last week Cutting through the Zoning Code took a Northern Liberties property and thought through a number of new uses—both new businesses for the existing building, and ways to redevelop the…

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