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    • Height limits DRWC Master Plan for Delaware

Central Delaware overlay nears introduction

Zoning legislation that would create rules for development along the Central Delaware waterfront could be introduced later this month. “That's the goal,” Central Delaware Advocacy Group Vice Chairman Joe Schiavo said…

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    • Street Fashion under the El in Kensington | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

School closings announcement | Ads for school funds | tepid support for commercial zoning revisions | Council 'ripping apart' the new zoning code | Open crime data | OpenDataPhilly legit

Street Fashion under the El in Kensington | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood Morning, Streeters. Here's your Thursday morning Buzz: Today the School District of Philadelphia will…

    • Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

An amended version of 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill’s Bill No. 120917 was favorably reported out of City Council’s Committee on Rules Thursday morning, by a split vote of 4-3. O’Neill, along…

    • Counciil members Sánchez and Green

Council support for O’Neill’s zoning changes still iffy

Councilman Brian O’Neill appears to be sticking mostly to his guns regarding his proposed changes to use tables in the CMX-2 and CMX-2.5 zoning districts, which generally apply to neighborhood commercial…

    • A section of Germantown Avenue painted by Haas & Hahn as part of the Philly Painting project.
Eyes on the Street

Philly Painting critique | Mobilizing against Church of the Assumption demo | North Central gets parking minimums | RBA to design Spring Garden Connector | City seed savers

Good morning, Streeters.  Here's your Friday am Buzz: Dutch artists Haas & Hahn have finished painting a nearly-contiguous, color-block mural across two blocks of buildings on Germantown Avenue. Inquirer architecture critic…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
Eyes on the Street

Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

Council adds parking minimums to North Central Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to adopt a bill that adds minimum parking requirements to the new zoning code for portions of North Central Philadelphia. The bill, sponsored by Councilman…

    • William Penn Statue Taking a Walk, Flibert St. Skybridge | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Council debates commercial zoning changes, moves to alter community voice in zoning | Graffiti and youth engagement in Frankford | rethinking parking permits | Neighborhood Foods competes

William Penn Statue Taking a Walk, Flibert St. Skybridge | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. Here's your Wednesday morning Buzz: PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports on…

    • The Church of the Assumption's doors on Spring Garden Street were posted with demolition notices.
Eyes on the Street

Demolition for Church of the Assumption | Preventing demo of Bunting House | Wilde Yarn Mill residential reuse | Council shouldn't diminish, politicize community role in zoning

Good morning Streeters. Today promises to be even more spring-like than yesterday, so get out and enjoy the day before it rains tonight and winter’s chill returns.  The Church of the…

    • Council can’t agree on changes to commercial corridor zoning districts

Council can’t agree on changes to commercial corridor zoning districts

City Council’s Committee on Rules couldn’t come to a consensus in a meeting on Tuesday regarding two bills introduced by 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill that would restrict some uses in neighborhood…

    • Committee recommends changes to zoning code rules on community input

Committee recommends changes to zoning code rules on community input

It appears that the new rules regarding community input in the development process will be changed, having been in effect for just over three months. City Council’s Committee on Rules reported…

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O'Neill's proposed zoning changes would impact his district least of all

Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But he is unique in that his proposals would affect every…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill 10th District has the least property zoned CMX-2 and none zoned CMX-2.5. 
Eyes on the Street

O'Neill zoning amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But he is unique in that his proposals would affect every…

    • UPDATED: O'Neill amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

UPDATED: O'Neill amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

UPDATED: Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But he is unique in that his proposals would affect…

    • Council takes care of leftover zoning business as fight looms over further amendments

Council takes care of leftover zoning business as fight looms over further amendments

Short three members, City Council unanimously passed two zoning bills Thursday morning left over from its spring session. The first enacts a citywide 50-foot buffer to new construction on all rivers…

    • Rendering of the residential development planned for 40th and Pine.
Eyes on the Street

William Penn Foundation ousts Nowak | Convention Center privatization | parking minimums for North Central | Variances for 40th and Pine | Dox Thrash mural lost

Good morning, Streeters and happy Thursday. Yesterday morning, the Business Journal broke the surprising news Jeremy Nowak was ousted from the William Penn Foundation presidency, stunning the region’s nonprofit community.…

    • New billboard regulations won’t be adopted this year

New billboard regulations won’t be adopted this year

On Wednesday morning, City Council’s Committee on Rules opted to amend out a portion of a bill adding new sign controls to the zoning code that deals with controls to non-accessory…

    • Bill retooling parking requirements to be restricted to North Central

Bill retooling parking requirements to be restricted to North Central

A bill that would have required developers to provide parking spaces and larger dwelling units in certain multifamily residential and commercial mixed-use districts citywide will be amended to restrict those provisions…

    • Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to request an additional 45 days to make a recommendation on two bills introduced by 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill that change some…

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