Eva Gladstein, head of the city’s Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation’s ten biggest cities.
“BenePhilly” centers are a major piece of Philadelphia’s anti-poverty effort.
City Council’s Rules Committee, by a narrow 4-3 vote, approved changes to the zoning code proposed by 10th District councilman Brian O’Neill.
Today marks the first day that a top-to-bottom overhaul of Philadelphia’s antiquated zoning code takes effect. And city officials say every resident should be thrilled.
With four words, “It is now law,” Mayor Nutter signed into law the city’s new zoning code, replacing one that dated back fifty years and was chock full of anachronisms and confusion.
Lost in the frenzy of this past week’s final 2011 meeting of the City Council was what some consider a monumental achievement: the approval of a top-to-bottom modernization of Philadelphia’s antiquated zoning code.
The current zoning code was written in the 1930’s and was last revised back in the early 1960’s.