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    • The Architects Building at 17th & Sansom is LEED certified at the Gold level

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part II: Promoting sustainable development

Last week, we posted the first in a series of stories holding the draft zoning code up against its stated purposes. Today, that series continues by looking at Purpose 2(a): Promoting…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

    • City Council opens hearings on zoning code proposals, adjourns Committee until fall

City Council opens hearings on zoning code proposals, adjourns Committee until fall

The Committee of the Whole Council held its first hearings on the zoning code proposals of the Zoning Code Commission this morning, taking about 2 1/2 hours of testimony from ZCC…

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…

    • 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:…

    • This describes how zoning fits in with the City Planning Commission's overall vision.

In the Northeast, some residents oppose zoning reform that would allow more renters

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…

    • Another duplex in Fox Chase

Stakeholders discuss zoning code reform on eve of engagement meetings

This article was co-written by Andy Sharpe 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…

    • Don Elliott leads ZCC discussion

Zoning Code consultant to commission and public: Read this document!

The 36th monthly meeting of the Zoning Code Commission was marked by the achievement of producing a 438-page consolidated draft of the new zoning code, concern about how city council…

    • PCPC

ZCC gives PCPC a zoning code walk-through

The Zoning Code Commission – which is now entering its stretch drive to complete the first code re-write in Philadelphia in half a century – presented the key elements of its…

    • Preservation rally for ill-fated PLICO Building

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A few years back, when Penn Praxis was developing a long-range vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront, thousands of Philadelphians turned out for hundreds of meetings to let politicians, planners and…

    • A case in point about contextual zoning

A case in point about contextual zoning

"It's completely out of scale," says one neighbor. "It's ruining the whole block," says another."It's certainly problematic," says Nick Shmanek, an aide to Councilman Frank DiCicco.The two neighbors— who…

    • Greenberger and Gladstein

ZCC bears down on details and dates

We usually don't start a PlanPhilly news story with a public information announcement but the 35th meeting of the Zoning Code Commission Wednesday morning got us thinking this would be the…

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