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    • 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…

    • The City Council's chambers.
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Zoning Matters: City Council should see through zoning reform process, not subvert it

In a sharp opinion piece in Monday’s Daily News, Architect Kiki Bolender takes City Council to task for introducing its own version of the zoning code, and in so doing,…

    • Are we the sculptures in City Hall's courtyard?
Eyes on the Street

ZCC finished, Stanton school community fights, City Hall's living sculptures, revised fracking rules

On Wednesday, the Zoning Code Commission approved its final report, and officially ended its five years of work, reports PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey. Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger called it a “momentous…

    • Some Dilworth Plaza benches are looking naked, as Occupiers use the wood seat slats.
Eyes on the Street

Final zoning code report released, Dilworth and Occupy, I-95 construction, and Mayor Nutter round 2

The Zoning Code Commission issued its version of the final code yesterday, PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports. The Commission will vote on the report at its last meeting this morning, sending…

    • 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,…

Eyes on the Street

November 7-11: Vote, TEDxPhilly, ZCC final meeting, Craft Show, Veterans Day

Election Day Tuesday, November 8, 7am-8pm. Candidates for almost every local government office are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Just in case you need to get up to speed, The…

Eyes on the Street

Boot & Saddle rides again, Council plays ZCC, seven deadly trends, Philly papers seeking new home, Marvelous Marvine

South Broad Street’s Boot & Saddle bar could reopen, but as Metro reports the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association isn’t too keen on Avram Hornick's plans for a bar/venue. Evidently…

    • 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…

    • Zoning Code Commission holds its second-to-last meeting - probably

Zoning Code Commission holds its second-to-last meeting - probably

The Zoning Code Commission spent the bulk of what was, in all likelihood, its penultimate formal meeting Wednesday, whittling down the list of still-contentious issues in advance of an official vote…

    • Taking a closer look at Council's recommendations to the ZCC

Taking a closer look at Council's recommendations to the ZCC

Last week, City Council passed a resolution sending zoning code recommendations to the Zoning Code Commission and triggering the next phase of zoning reform in Philadelphia. The ZCC now must decide…

    • Manayunnk Bridge | flickr user garyreed, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Manayunk Bridge turns viaduct park, Zoning reform moves, Peale portrait sells and his early gallery, Christmas Village moves

Manayunnk Bridge | flickr user garyreed, Creative Commons The Reading Viaduct isn’t the only rail-viaduct-to-linear-park project cooking in Philly. Thanks to an exciting multi-municipal planning endeavor, the Manayunk Bridge over the…

City Council passes resolution sending recommendations back to Zoning Code Commission

The Zoning Code Commission's final report on reforming the zoning code in Philadelphia must be before City Council within 30 days. Council passed a resolution Thursday officially sending recommendations to the…

Eyes on the Street

PHA's parking problem and surplus property auction, $20 million for SEPTA in North Philly, Zoning reform and Chelten Plaza move toward decisions

Stephen Smith, an urbanism blogger for Forbes, says there’s too much parking at new low-rise affordable housing developments. He critiques the suburban-style design and parking approach taken by housing agencies,…

    • A  new zoning code is going to happen ... if we can agree on methadone, sky plane ... council prerogative

A new zoning code is going to happen ... if we can agree on methadone, sky plane ... council prerogative

When Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger called the meeting to order, about ten minutes after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, not enough commissioners were present to adopt minutes from previous ZCC meetings, the…

Eyes on the Street

Designers charrette Festival Pier | Race Street Connector opening | Germantown community benefits agreement | transit treasures | zoning negotiating

This week PlanPhilly has a lot in store: from the Delaware waterfront to Germantown, from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to the Zoning Code Commission. Along the Delaware waterfront: Kellie Patrick…

    • Public sessions on zoning proposals are reopened, then closed

Public sessions on zoning proposals are reopened, then closed

In City Council’s last session of public testimony on the zoning code proposals of the Zoning Code Commission Tuesday, about a dozen witnesses on five panels gave about two hours of…

City Council hears two hours of public testimony, closes hearings on ZCC proposals

Council heard from five panels consisting of about a dozen witnesses. Most spoke in favor of passing the draft, though several made specific recommendations for amendments. A coalition of Southwest Philadelphia…

    • City Council and community members talk zoning at 400 North Broad Street

City Council and community members talk zoning at 400 North Broad Street

The seats were filled, the refreshments were all but consumed, and the topic was—you guessed it—zoning. In a community forum co-sponsored by PlanPhilly, the Daily News and PennPraxis, the viability of…

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