“Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Change” begins this week

Earlier this month, Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Commission delayed a vote on forwarding a draft of the city’s new zoning code to City Council. But lucky for you, Wednesday kicks off a a series of seven more public meetings to answer stakeholder questions about the code as the ZCC prepares for a tentatively scheduled May vote.

The ZCC’s “Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Change” provides an oppotunity for all interested parties to meet with ZCC staff and commissioners. The meetings are exclusively dedicated to explaining the revised code and its potential impact, and no RSVP is required. The ZCC has provided what it calls “focus topics” for each meeting, but in an email announcing the “X-Change,” ZCC Executive Director Eva Gladstein wrote that attendees may ask questions about any other section of the code that concerns them.

The schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 16, 5:00 p.m. Focus: Public notice, neighborhood meetings, Civic Design Review
  • Tuesday, March 22, 5:00 p.m. Focus: ZBA Hearings, Appeals, Variances, Special Exceptions
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Focus: Districts and Overlays
  • Tuesday, April 5, 8:00 a.m. Focus: Uses
  • Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m. Focus: Dimensional Standards
  • Wednesday, April 27, 5:00 p.m. Focus: Other Development Standards
  • Tuesday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. Focus: Parking and Signs.

All meetings will take place at 1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor.

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