ZCC vote on new zoning code delayed

The Zoning Code Commission’s scheduled vote on the new zoning code has been pushed back again.

Zoning Code Commissioner Councilman Bill Green proposed the additional two week delay on Friday, according to Eva Gladstein, executive director of the ZCC. At the last ZCC meeting, and at Thursday’s ZCC presentation to City Council, Green argued for more time for public consideration and input.

Gladstein wrote in an email to PlanPhilly that the Crosstown Coalition–an umbrella organization of community and civic organizations–also requested a delay in order to consider the most recent revisions to the draft zoning code. The Development Workshop, a coalition of developers and other land-use professionals, has repeatedly advocated for more time to consider the code, and Gladstein wrote that the ZCC considered their concerns as well.

Initially scheduled for the January 26 ZCC meeting, and then for this week, the ZCC will consider a vote in approximately two weeks, at its first meeting following this week’s gathering.

At its meeting on Wednesday, February 9, the ZCC will discuss the most recent changes to the draft code, and will allow for time for public comment. The meeting takes place on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m., at 1515 Arch Street, Room 18029.

Contact the reporter at ngilewicz@planphilly.com

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