Philadelphia Zoning

(Artist's rendering of planned apartment building at 2nd and Race Streets.  Image provided)

High-Density Old City Housing Project To Include Low-Income Units

A new apartment complex at 2nd and Race Streets will be the first development in Philadelphia to take advantage of new zoning code that provides incentives in exchange for features deemed to be in the public interest.

08/19/2014

(Philadelphia city councilmen Brian O'Neill, left, and Bobby Henon.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

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.

11/21/2013

Credit: Steve Tawa

Franklin Institute’s Proposed Digital Billboard Draws Fire From Anti-Blight Groups

The Franklin Insitute is asking for city permission to put up digital display panels to replace its static sign at the corner of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

04/17/2013

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at Wednesday's City Council hearing.  Photos from City of Phila. TV)

Councilwoman’s Zoning Bill Draws Ire of Her North Philadelphia Neighbors

A City Council committee approved a controversial zoning change for the Norris Square section of North Philadelphia sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez.

05/16/2012

(City councilman Frank DiCicco, who sponsored the "spot zoning" that would have allowed the wall wrap.  File photo from City of Phila. TV)

Spring Garden St. ‘Wall Wrap’ Ad Is Dead on Mayor Nutter’s Veto

First District councilman Frank DiCicco, in his final Council meeting before retiring, wasn’t surprised to receive the mayor’s veto of the bill that would have changed the zoning to allow the wall wrap ad.

12/15/2011

(The former Beneficial Bank building at 12th and Chestnut Streets.  Photo from Google Maps)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Urge Conditional Zoning For Center City Pool Hall Plan

Plans for an upscale billiards parlor in center city Philadelphia are very much in limbo, and City Council now is giving the developer a firm deadline to get the project going.

12/06/2011

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

Philadelphia City Council Wraps Up Hearings On Zoning Code Makeover

Community groups concerned about losing their voice in the process dominated the second City Council hearing on the plan to rewrite, top to bottom, the city’s antiquated zoning laws.

09/27/2011

(The former Beneficial Bank building, at 12th and Chestnut.  Photo from Google Maps)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Give Initial OK For Center City Billiards Parlor

The approval came despite objections from some of the neighbors of the former bank building at 12th and Chestnut Streets.

03/23/2011

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