$85M Philly Tower Permits Draw Challenge From Neighbors

Law360, Philadelphia (November 20, 2013, 4:38 PM EST) -- Neighbors of a proposed 21-story Center City Philadelphia apartment tower on Wednesday asked the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals to revoke crucial permits for the development, arguing they were issued to the $85 million project based on a flawed interpretation of zoning law.

In a hearing lasting over two hours, the neighbors contended that the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections granted “bonus” floor space to developer Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside project even though the parking garage is not fully underground. The city’s zoning code allows...
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