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    • phpviej7e

Mixed messages: Philadelphia’s struggle to create lasting billboard regulations

The history of outdoor advertising regulation in Philadelphia is a saga of false starts. Two major overhauls of municipal billboard regulations, in 1991 and 2005, established clear new rules for how…

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Billboard rules to be rewritten … again

The zoning law for outdoor advertising signs that was written over the past year will be scrapped and rewritten again, according Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office has taken the lead on…

    • RCO bill

Worried about an ‘unfunded mandate,’ PCPC adopts regulations to comply with Blackwell bill

The Planning Commission adopted amendments to its rules and regulations Tuesday afternoon to bring them in line with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s contentious bill amending the new zoning regulations for Registered Community…

    • simpson house

Development plan for Simpson House puts Civic Design Review to the test

Civic Design Review, a key innovation of the new zoning code that requires a special review of large projects’ impact on the public realm, caused a long and difficult discussion at…

    • Eva Gladstein

Exit interview with zoning reform defender Eva Gladstein

Next Friday, February 8th, Eva Gladstein will work her last day as deputy director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. She was appointed to the position about a year ago, after…

    • The Corner Bar
Eyes on the Street

Jan 25: RCOs, zoning update | master plan the Schuylkill | The Stella | union reality check | Silverliner VIs?

Happy Friday, Streeters! It’s a bit of a gloomy, chilly day, and it’s going to snow a bit during the evening commute. So leave yourself extra time when you head…

    • benjaminfranklinbridge
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on 2013 [part 1]

With 2012 safely behind us, I've been ruminating on what I hope 2013 will hold in store for our city.  In 2012 we saw plenty of planning successes and several years-in-the-making…

    • Emerald Street Urban Farm has taken root on five vacant lots in East Kensington.
Eyes on the Street

New Zoning Code's Growing Pains [updated]

UPDATED: 1/23/13, 12:30pm: On January 24, City Council was set to consider changes to the new zoning code that would restrict land uses in neighborhood commercial districts, including allowing community gardens…

    • phila2035-update

Nutter encourages restraint on zoning code during Phila2035 update

A standing-room-only crowd at the Center for Architecture burst into applause, interrupting surprise guest Michael Nutter as he explained the importance of being patient with the new zoning code that his…

    • Forgotten Passage
    • fidelitasfrugalitas
Eyes on the Street

Schools closing, Byko on bike share, Assumption distress, and stricter commercial zoning

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this morning: The School District of Philadelphia announced plans to close 37 schools and reorganize others across the city, reports the Inquirer’s…

    • 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…

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…

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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

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