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    • A large crane looms over Chestnut Street.

Inconclusive Zoning: Planning Commission not sold on changes to affordable housing bill

The inclusionary zoning bill that City Council spent all autumn crafting now appears to have morphed into what critics say would essentially be an impact fee on Center City development. In…

    • Maria Quiñones-Sánchez | Emma Lee/WHY

Is mandatory inclusionary zoning the answer to Philly’s affordable housing question?

City Council’s attention of late has been focused on keeping rent and mortgages affordable for all in Philadelphia as steady, year-over-year population gains increase housing prices. But the bills introduced to…

    • municipal waffle | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Developers cheer as L+I adds offices plus inspectors to equal demand from Philly’s real estate boom

For years, Philadelphia’s developers have complained and fretted about staffing at the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L+I). In 2017, the agency may finally be able to come close to giving…

    • Brian O'Neill zoning

O'Neill bill would codify councilmanic prerogative in subdivision process

A new bill from 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill could write councilmanic prerogative into the city’s routine planning procedures first time, by shifting power over property subdivisions that the city charter…

    • Single-family houses with ground floor garages recently rose on the 200 block of Arch Street.

Council to vote on major zoning code amendments

Earlier this week, City Council’s Committee on Rules and the City Planning Commission both gave their approval to a 30-page bill making a host of changes to the zoning code. The…

    • Green roof

Council approves density bonuses for green roofs, pumps brakes on student-housing ban

City Council’s Committee on Rules voted on Monday to approve a bill that would allow developers to build extra apartment units in certain zoning districts if they install qualifying green roofs…

    • 22nd & South | Steve Ives on Flickr

Council adopts zoning changes allowing more density in Center City

City Council voted on Thursday to approve a bill that allows slightly taller and denser buildings at key corner properties in Center City. The bill has been in the works for…

    • Philadelphia, July 2015 | Justin Wolfe, EOTS Flickr Group

Long in the works, Center City zoning changes to be called for a vote

A zoning bill first introduced more than a year ago appears to be headed for a vote next month. The bill, introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla, creates a special “Commercial District…

    • A skyline photo of Center City taken from West Philadelphia.

Committee approves zoning changes in Center City

A City Council committee has approved a bill that would allow taller and denser commercial buildings in select areas of Center City and permit residential development on smaller lots than is…

    • TCP's Arch street row

Bill would expand building height and density limits in Center City

A bill introduced in June by City Councilman Mark Squilla caused some head-scratching among attendees at the City Planning Commission’s monthly meeting on Tuesday. The bill as originally proposed would allow…

    • commercial corridors

BIA to City Council: don't overlimit residential units above commercial storefronts

Anne Fadullon, a developer at Dale Corporation and president of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, sent the following memo to members of City Council on Wednesday. The BIA is opposed…

    • Public officials, private citizens discuss vacant land reform in second Behind PlanPhilly event

Public officials, private citizens discuss vacant land reform in second Behind PlanPhilly event

Philadelphians concerned about the City’s oversupply of unused, vacant, and tax-delinquent land gathered at the Center for Architecture Tuesday night to discuss legislative solutions.A panel—including Property Commissioner Bridget Collins-Greenwald, Councilwoman…

Eyes on the Street

Behind PlanPhilly: land banking and vacant property

Wondering what all of this talk about vacant property reform is about? Curious about how the proposed land bank might work? Want to learn more about the consequences of these reforms…

Mike Holmes lends support to Building Safety Month

The International Code Council Foundation (ICC Foundation) announced today that Mike Holmes, HGTV Celebrity, will serve as the 2012 Honorary Ambassador for the 32nd annual Building Safety Month.Holmes,…

Inquirer: Going modular to cut city construction costs

Inquirer: Going modular to cut city construction costs Construction began on more homes in Philadelphia in 2004 than in any other year in the last three decades. But even in…

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