The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has approved a measure calling for stricter zoning reglulations on cash-for-gold stores. Should the bill pass Philadelphia City Council, such stores will be classifed under the same part of the zoning code that regulates pawn shops.
Though a property in Fishtown sparked Councilman Darrell Clarke’s legislation, the code adjustment would apply to the entire city. NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly has video from the Commission’s meeting. The code amendment has been carefully crafted so as not to impact jewelers that do no need a precious metal license.