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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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Blackwell calls for hearings on Philadelphia2035

Last week, City Council adopted a resolution introduced by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell calling for hearings on the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project, the city’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood comprehensive plan. The first phase…

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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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Philadelphia’s planning and zoning process receives 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association

Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process will receive the 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice from the American Planning Association for its innovative approach at leveraging the synergy…

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City 'snafu' blamed for Fox Chase zoning issue

There are three identical sets of twin duplexes on the 8100-block of Ryers Avenue in Fox Chase, and 8124 is part of them. They've always been duplexes, and city documents recognize…

    • 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…

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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…

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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…

    • What kinds of signs should Philadelphia have?
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Picking up on signs: (de)sign controls, visual preferences, digital billboards, and wayfinding

Philly is a sign-heavy city. And it seems that our signage big and small is getting lots of attention lately. I've mentioned the push to legalize bandit signs, billboard art…

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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…

    • City Council should approve a new zoning code on Thursday.
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Will zoning reform really shift City Council's land use powers?

December 15 is a big day for the City of Philadelphia. City Council should – fingers still crossed – pass a new zoning code. This moment is the culmination of four…

Planning Commission to City Council: Approve bills creating new zoning code

Planning Commissioners Tuesday lent their support to three bills related to the adoption of the city's new zoning code, which City Council is expected to vote on Thursday.Zoning Bill 110845…

    • 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…

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December 5-9: King Kong, Spring Garden Street Greenway design workshop, Zoning vote, City Hall tree lighting, Trumbauer book talk

Architecture In Film SeriesKing Kong Monday, December 5, 6:30pm. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. See the 1933 version of King Kong with Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and…

    • 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…

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