Daycare Advocates Fuming as Phila. Moves Toward Modification of Zoning RulesPhiladelphia's new zoning code -- which took effect two years ago -- changed the way that some daycare centers get city approval. One councilman urged a return to the former process.
City Council Demands Zoning Restrictions on Doctors' Offices in NE Phila."The Upper Northeast is overloaded with medical practices, and the new zoning code pretty much allows anything to be turned medical," said Councilman Brian O'Neill.
Nutter Hoping To Reverse City Council's Revisions of New Zoning Code Law "I think, increasingly, Council members will see that it was not the path to go," Mayor Nutter says.
Councilman Rethinks Plan to Expand Oversight of Community GardensCouncilman Brian O'Neill now has withdrawn his plan after getting what he admits was an earful from advocates and organizers of community gardens.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Modify City's Brand-New Zoning Code, Over Objections of AuthorsCity Council's Rules Committee, by a narrow 4-3 vote, approved changes to the zoning code proposed by 10th District councilman Brian O'Neill.
Nutter Signs Philadelphia's New Zoning Code Into LawWith 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.
Philadelphia's Zoning Code Overhaul Moves Forward In CouncilBut the rewrite is by no means a done deal.
Council Finishing Up Proposal To Overhaul Philadelphia Zoning CodePhiladelphia is inching closer to a sweeping overhaul of its woefully out-of-date zoning code.