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    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • City Council briefed by ZCC

City Council briefed by ZCC

Preparing both itself and Philadelphia City Council for the next stage of zoning code reform, Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission reported on its work at a special City Council briefing Thursday afternoon.…

Updated referral draft of the new Zoning Code now available

The Zoning Code Commission published the most recent draft of Philadelphia's revised zoning code on Thursday afternoon. The blue-lined version--which includes all the revisions made since the December referral draft of…

    • ZCC meeting: 45-page change memo and more timeline debate

ZCC meeting: 45-page change memo and more timeline debate

Zoning revision desires and exigencies collided at Wednesday's meeting of the Zoning Code Commission. Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger began the 42nd meeting of the ZCC by announcing that the commissioners would…

    • Bill Green has a timing issue with ZCC

Bill Green has a timing issue with ZCC

Councilman Bill Green called the timeline to refer zoning code revisions to City Council "extraordinarily aggressive" at Wednesday's meeting of the Zoning Code Commission. The ZCC is tentatively scheduled to vote…

    • What now? ZCC Executive Director Eva Gladstein on the Zoning Code timeline

What now? ZCC Executive Director Eva Gladstein on the Zoning Code timeline

Philadelphia voters authorized an amendment to the Home Rule Charter in May 2007, creating the Zoning Code Commission to revise the zoning code. Since then: 48 Commission meetings. Community meetings in…

    • Richard DeMarco is running for judge.

Exit Interview: Richard DeMarco, former Zoning Code Commissioner

Richard DeMarco felt that his background very well matched the Zoning Code Commission when Council President Anna Verna appointed him to the body in 2007. A zoning, land use and real…

    • How the new zoning code will impact Chestnut Hill

How the new zoning code will impact Chestnut Hill

 Zoning code reform doesn't sound very sexy. But all that esoteric talk of "allowed uses" and "C2 districts" can determine how bike-friendly a city is, whether a gun shop can…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Perhaps one of the most notable characteristics of the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia is its train station and its relationship with the businesses dotted throughout the thriving neighborhood. The…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code:

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Development Standards"

How often do you think the footnote, "The subsections of Chapter 14-600 have been reorganized for flow," appears in proposed legislation? Not often. But flow? Only maybe. The poetry of the…

    • New edits, realistic density, neighborhood conservation: Zoning revision continues

New edits, realistic density, neighborhood conservation: Zoning revision continues

During Wednesday's relatively short meeting of the Zoning Code Commission, lead consultant Don Elliott briefed the commission and members of the public on suggested updates to the draft code revision.…

    • Center City Overlay

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Overlay Zoning Districts"

Overlay and special control districts are a few of the reasons that some argue the current Philadelphia Zoning Code is, well, bloated. By my reading of the current code, about 48…

    • In North Philadelphia, a lightly attended Zoning Code open house

In North Philadelphia, a lightly attended Zoning Code open house

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

    • Center City Overlay

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Base Zoning Districts"

Base zoning districts are pretty much exactly what you'd expect them to be. Chapter 14-300: Base Zoning Districts lay out the core set of zoning classifications that govern what can be…

    • Weighing in on the code

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "General Provisions"

The draft revision of Philadelphia's Zoning Code is supposed to be simpler, shorter (half the length of the old code!) and more easily understood.At PlanPhilly, we recently asked ourselves, "So:…

    • A new housing class in the zoning code meets with controversy

A new housing class in the zoning code meets with controversy

What could aging possibly have to do with zoning? According to Kate Clark, a planner with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), the needs of older city residents were never addressed…

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