5 Tips On Navigating Philadelphia's New Zoning Code

Law360, Philadelphia (September 10, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Philadelphia’s first new zoning code in 50 years may have aimed to disentangle the process of getting major projects approved, but real estate practitioners say that for all the worthwhile changes, interacting with the community and exercising patience remain paramount.

When Philadelphia implemented the new code in August 2012, its goals were to simplify the process, make development more predictable, engage the public, encourage positive projects and maintain the character of the city’s neighborhoods.

Zoning and land use attorneys in the city anticipated that the transition...
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