A long-awaited re-write of Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code got an initial approval today following a public hearing in a City Council committee today.
PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey live-tweeted the hearing. He quoted City Planning Comiccion Chair Alan Greenberger as saying that if the new code is approved, “Philadelphia will enjoy a modern, up-to-date zoning code for the first time in 50 years.”
It is widely expected that the plan will be passed by the full Council and signed by Mayor Nutter.
It’s still a work in progress, though. Councilman Brian O’Neill made clear that community groups and everyone else will be able to request changes during an eight-month interim before the code becomes law.
See how the proceedings went down, and expect a full report from PlanPhilly soon.