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    • Stations for Recommended TOD Overlays

Council proposes zoning changes to drive transit-oriented development

When Philadelphia adopted its new zoning code in 2013, policymakers included an overlay provision meant to encourage denser development around transit stations. In theory, it meant that developers could build more…

    • Seymour Toll, June 2016 | Emily Cohen for NewsWorks

Learning from 'Zoned American'

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of New York City’s zoning code, the first time such a comprehensive policy was implemented in America. Over the course of the 1920s, the trend swept…

    • City Council should approve a new zoning code on Thursday.

O’Neill bill to codify councilmanic prerogative amended, but opposition remains

Councilman Brian O’Neill’s bill requiring a district councilmember’s support for any proposed subdivision was amended during a Rules Committee hearing on Tuesday, but the proposed changes failed to ameliorate the bill’s…

    •  A happy crew celebrating Claflen Associates Excellence Award for Skyplane

Claflen explains SkyPlane project and presents award for that work to Planning Commission

Skyplane is a 2012 Zoning Code-adopted way to measure the exposure to light in a street as indicated by the amount of access to the open sky. Skyplane calculation is intended…

    • Winter in Love Park, Photo by Bob Bruhin
    • Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
Eyes on the Street

June 10-14: Creative Economy | Zoning Feedback | Mad Hatter Party | Schuylkill Banks Movie

This week it's time to talk about place-based creative businesses and give feedback on the new zoning code, wear big hats in support of the Philadelphia History Museum, and take in…

    • A view of City Hall and its neighbors
    • Norris Square Neighborhood Project has 23 community garden parcels in CMX-2 and CMX-2.5 districts
Eyes on the Street

Councilman O'Neill's amendments hit community gardens

Less than six months after the City's new zoning code went into effect, giving community and market gardens a defined space within the city’s code for the first time, Councilman Brian…

    • Members of civic and neighborhood groups gathered at William Penn Charter for the Citizens Planning Institute. (Amy Z. Quinn)

Citizens Planning Institute equips NW Philadelphia community with tools to participate in city zoning issues

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With the city's new zoning code going into effect later this month, representatives of local civic organizations who could benefit from some of the changeshave…

    • Where We Live | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

AVI's unanswered questions and likely vote | school worker concessions | Nutter to lead US Mayors | Council 'cleans up' zoning code | Philly foreclosures

Where We Live | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Today City Council could pass AVI - the contentious, but important property-tax reform plan – despite major uncertainties and information…

Planning Commission holds hearing on new regulations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to gather testimony on its proposed new regulations for implementing the zoning code. The hearing was requested by several members…

    • architectural detail at Juniper and Chestnut | Flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Comparing different possible C2 store-front sign limits

Digital signs a big part of the discussion at second sign controls meeting

Note: This article contains a clarification. Some readers took Councilman Bill Green aide Stacey Graham's statement on the number of billboards that should come down in order for a digital billboard…

Satellite Dish regulations pending, pending, pending

A zoning bill regulating the placement of satellite dishes on buildings, on the list for final passage since June, was again held from a City Council vote on Thursday. Councilmen Clarke,…

Planning Commission to City Council: Approve bills creating new zoning code

Planning Commissioners Tuesday lent their support to three bills related to the adoption of the city's new zoning code, which City Council is expected to vote on Thursday.Zoning Bill 110845…

    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: ZAM! Lessons Learned

Cutting through the Zoning Code: ZAM! Lessons Learned

Last week Cutting through the Zoning Code took a Northern Liberties property and thought through a number of new uses—both new businesses for the existing building, and ways to redevelop the…

    • Cutting through the Code: Residential and mixed-use in the Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 4
    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: Fishy Nick's Seafood Palace, or, The Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 3
    • Cutting through the Zoning Code: Guns! Clubs! The Zoning Administrative Manual, Part 2
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