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    • St. Laurentius from Palmer Cemetery, 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

St. Laurentius reuse clears zoning board, opponents eye appeal

Earlier this week the Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) finally issued its decision on the future of the closed St. Laurentius Catholic Church in Fishtown. The almost 150-year-old structure has been…

    • 704 Sansom Street, Jewelers' Row, September 2016

Zoning Board rejects appeal of Jewelers' Row permits

On Wednesday afternoon the Zoning Board of Adjustment quickly, and unanimously, ruled to deny an appeal that sought to stymie Toll Brothers’ proposed development on Jewelers’ Row. The proposed condo tower…

    • 2010 Wharton Zoning Hearing

What should Philly expect in a new Zoning Board chair?

During the 2015 mayoral race Jim Kenney expressed a desire to professionalize the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) and ensure that it operated in a fair and “speedier” fashion. In almost…

    • 13th & Washington | Cope Linder

Councilman Johnson introduces bill to stop Bart Blatstein’s proposed Broad and Washington development

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has listened to the critics and he’s doing something about it. Not his critics, though: Bart Blatstein’s, who have lambasted the real estate developer’s plans for a massive…

    • Development site at Broad and Washington | Bing Maps

Blatstein seeks zoning variances at Broad & Washington

Developer Bart Blatstein is looking to move ahead with his proposal for a major mixed-use project at Broad & Washington, on of the city’s most visible vacant lots. And he’s not…

    • municipal waffle | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Proposal to coordinate planning and development on Tuesday's ballot

Next week, Philadelphia voters will be asked to elect a new mayor, new state Supreme Court judges, and at least a few new members of City Council. Turnout is expected to…

    • 1300 Fairmount | Cope Linder Architects

Board approves supermarket and apartments behind Divine Lorraine

Philadelphia’s zoning board voted last week to approve plans for a major development at 1300 Fairmount Avenue, behind the Divine Lorraine. The project, from RAL Development Services of New York, would…

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Appeals to zoning board trending downward

In a possible sign that Philadelphia’s rewritten zoning code is having its intended effect, the number of cases heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment continues to decline even as development…

    • Vanity Grand Cabaret

Judge rejects city appeal of permit for Southwest Philly strip club

Southwest Philadelphia’s Vanity Grand Cabaret can remain open after the Dept. of Licenses and Inspections lost an appeal of a zoning board decision from last September. Earlier this month, Judge Ellen…

    • Girard Station TOD Overlay

The tricky politics of transit-oriented development in Northern Liberties

Last Wednesday's morning news roundup led to an interesting discussion with PlanPhilly contributor and Northern Liberties Neighbors Association President Matt Ruben about whether it was fair to characterize opposition to an…

    • Zoning Board of Adjustment Notice

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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Southwest Philly cabaret cleared to reopen

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 on Wednesday to sustain an appeal of a Licences & Inspections violation handed to the operators of a shuttered go-go bar and steakhouse at…

    • Christine's Cabaret

Zoning board to decide fate of closed Southwest Philly go-go bar

Christine’s Cabaret, a go-go bar and steakhouse in Southwest Philly, was closed in March of 2012, shortly after owner Rob Laflar died of an apparent drug overdose the previous January while…

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Neighbors worry about parking near latest Domani proposal in Fishtown

Roland Kassis of Domani Developers wants to convert an out-of-use industrial building at 1421 E. Columbia Ave., near Memphis Street in Fishtown, into a 57-unit apartment complex with a City Fitness…

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Zoning board considers residential tower at 20th and Market

Update: The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted both variances and the special exception to Brandywine Realty Trust on Sept. 11, 2013.  Representatives of Brandywine Realty Trust implored the zoning board on…

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Design review committee grapples with above-ground parking issues

Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee, a seven-member group that has met monthly since the new zoning code was enacted last summer, is charged with evaluating the public impacts of large development…

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Zoning board approves 25 homes at 8th and Montrose

The Philadelphia zoning board approved a small set of variances Wednesday for the development of 25 new single-family town homes in Bella Vista, at the corner of 8th and Montrose, where…

    • North Philly Skyline

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…

    • Rendering of 1901 Lombard

Developer seeks zoning approval for 10 homes at 19th & Lombard

The Zoning Board of Adjustment heard testimony Wednesday afternoon concerning the proposed development of ten new townhomes at 1901 Lombard Street, a project that has been subject to negotiations between the…

    • Canal Street North site, at Frankford and Delaware avenues

Zoning board to rule on variances for Canal Street North after marathon hearing

First impression of Julia Chapman, the new chair of the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment: she is a patient woman. Chapman, a former aide to Mayor Michael Nutter in the early…

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