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    • Zoning Code Commission holds last meeting before summer recess

Zoning Code Commission holds last meeting before summer recess

By Jared BreyFor PlanPhillyThe Zoning Code Commission's last meeting before summer recess, held on Wednesday, June 8, was lightly attended, with not even enough commissioners present to adopt the…

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…

Council hears about Zoning Code Thursday

Resolution 110448 authorizes the Committee of the Whole to hold public hearings to review the Zoning Code Proposals of the Zoning Code Commission. If adopted Thursday, a very tight schedule of events…

    • DiCicco introduces resolution that would require public hearings on proposed new zoning code

DiCicco introduces resolution that would require public hearings on proposed new zoning code

City Council hearings on the proposed new zoning code would soon begin if council passes a resolution introduced at this week's session by First District Councilman Frank DiCicco. The introduction of…

    • 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…

DAG responds to Zoning Reform issue

Dear DAG Member,One of the key elements of DAG's Reform Agenda of 2005 was zoning reform. DAG and many of its members have been active participants in the work of…

    • 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…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

    • Brian O'Neill explains the impact of the zoning code. Photo by Ian Romano.

O'Neill says Zoning Code draft could hurt the Northeast

Brian O'Neill explains the impact of the zoning code. Photo by Ian Romano.This is the second in a two-part look at zoning in the Northeast. Read part one here.…

    • Lawncrest residents are concerned about the number of daycares on Rising Sun Avenue. Photo by Ian Romano.

Lawncrest residents at odds over Rising Sun Avenue daycares

This is the first in a two-part look at zoning in the Northeast. Read the second part here. There are 10 day cares on the three city blocks of Rising…

    • 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…

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…

    • 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…

Zoning Code Commission | Other Development Standards

Zoning Code Commission | Other Development StandardsApril 5, Tuesday. 8:00-9:30AM. 1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor. Free.   The ZCC is hosting a series of eight Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Changes to…

    • 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…

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