Zoning

 By Taara Savage-El and Andy Sharpe

Northeast: Open House for Proposed Zoning Code

Northeast: Open House for Proposed Zoning Code

At a 10th City Council District open house for the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission, Northeast Philadelphia residents thought certain aspects of the code rewrite would negatively affect their neighborhoods, while other parts would be beneficial. Northeast residents were especially unhappy that the reform discussed legalizing the practice of converting single-family homes into duplexes or triplexes, […]

 By Taara Savage-El

Philadelphia’s New Zoning Code

Philadelphia’s New Zoning Code

Philadelphia citizens are active in this year’s planning for a new zoning code reform. The previous code has not been updated in over 50 years and residents are ready to see these changes  implemented with the new development of the city. After the recent creation of a Zoning Code Commission, public and community meetings are […]

 By Andrew Sharpe

Fox Chase: Zoning in on Home Ownership

A zoning debate in Fox Chase is casting a dark cloud over renters. As a matter of fact, the Fox Chase Homeowners Association (FCHA) has promised to fight any effort to convert single-family dwellings into duplexes, fearing an increase in renters. After all, some owners of single-family houses see a novel way to bring in […]

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