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Planning Commission supports 36 changes to zoning code

2016’s final meeting of the Planning Commission centered on a year end zoning reform omnibus bill introduced by Councilman William Greenlee on behalf of City Council President Darrell Clarke. The bill…

    • 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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Sánchez tells Council zoning amendments would hurt her district

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez sent a memo to her fellow members of City Council Thursday morning asking that they not be “overly eager” to support a bill introduced by Councilman Brian O’Neill…

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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…

    • No citywide stream buffer in place, Council to consider Water Dept. hydrology map

No citywide stream buffer in place, Council to consider Water Dept. hydrology map

Philadelphia’s new zoning code went live late last month, but a key environmental provision—providing a 50-foot buffer to development for the city’s rivers and streams—won’t take effect until City Council approves,…

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Council adopts changes to zoning code, including restricting waterfront setbacks and extending the interim Central Delaware overlay

City Council Thursday passed amendments to the new Philadelphia Zoning Code, shortening the timeline for Civic Design Review, applying a 50-foot stream buffer only to waterways that are drinking-water sources, removing…

    • Planning Commission group proposes new sign regulations

Planning Commission group proposes new sign regulations

The new zoning code for the City of Philadelphia took one step closer to completion Tuesday afternoon, when the Sign Control Working Group, a committee of the former Zoning Code Commission,…

    • Comparing different possible C2 store-front sign limits

Digital signs a big part of the discussion at second sign controls meeting

Note: This article contains a clarification. Some readers took Councilman Bill Green aide Stacey Graham's statement on the number of billboards that should come down in order for a digital billboard…

Philadelphia's Citizen's Planning Institute offers training sessions on the city's new zoning code

The Citizens Planning Institute has announced a Spring-Summer 2012 Training Series on the New Philadelphia Zoning Code, co-sponsored by the Department of Licenses & Inspections, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Mayor’s Office…

New zoning code adopted unanimously

By a vote of 17-0, City Council passed into law the final report of the Zoning Code Commission Thursday morning during its final session of the year.The new code was four years…

Mayor Michael Nutter signs the new code into law

Philadelphia made the final step toward reforming its zoning code when Mayor Michael Nutter signed the new code into law at a bill-signing ceremony in City Hall on Thursday morning. There…

    • Peter Kelsen and the old code way back in 2007

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…

    • ZCC approves final version of new zoning code

ZCC approves final version of new zoning code

Nearly half a decade of work by Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Commission came to an official end Wednesday morning in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall. All but a handful of…

    • 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…

    • Philly Council calls for restoration of six neighborhood zoning overlays

Philly Council calls for restoration of six neighborhood zoning overlays

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly It looks like several neighborhoods, including East Falls and Germantown, will get to keep their zoning overlays -- for now. As City Council and 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…

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How special interests view the new zoning code

A zoning code does two things: it tells potential developers what they are allowed to build in a city, and it keeps some types of development away from other uses. Zoning…

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…

DAGspace: Zoning Reform Myth Busting Timothy Kerner

By Tim KernerPhiladelphia’s Zoning Reform process has officially moved from the Zoning Code Commission to City Council, and council members are now attempting to understand the myriad consequences, both intended…

    • The Germantown overlay plays a big role in next week's Chelten Plaza hearing

The Germantown overlay plays a big role in next week's Chelten Plaza hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

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