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MAYOR NUTTER APPOINTS JULIA CHAPMAN TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

Philadelphia, April 29, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced Julia Chapman as his new appointee to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, replacing Lynette Brown-Sow, who stepped down last week. Ms. Chapman will succeed Ms. Brown-Sow as Chair of the

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City Planning commission Adopts Strategic Plan for Callowhill and Chinatown North

Plan reaffirms City’s intentions to build park on viaduct structure.   Philadelphia, February 25, 2013- The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has adopted a strategic plan for the Callowhill and Chinatown North neighborhoods that includes proposals for new zoning controls, park

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PLANNING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

New online game allows residents to influence District Plan for West Philadelphia.     Philadelphia, January 25, 2013 – As part of the ongoing Philadelphia2035 comprehensive planning process, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is piloting a web-based computer game

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Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning PRocess Receives National Best Practice Planning Award

Philadelphia, January 10, 2013– The City of Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process will receive the 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice from the American Planning Association for the City’s innovative approach at leveraging the synergy between

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Philadelphia City Planning Commission Establishes Civic Design Review Cmmittee

Philadelphia, October 24, 2012 – The City of Philadelphia announced the establishment of the City’s first Civic Design Review Committee.  The seven-member  committee, mandated as part of the city’s new zoning code,  will advise the City Planning Commission as it

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First Comprehensive Zoning Code Reform In 50 Years Allows Philadelphia to Grow Smarter

Mayor Nutter marks occasion at the site of new Center City development   Philadelphia, August 22, 2012– The City of Philadelphia marked Day One of its first comprehensive rewrite of the zoning code in more than 50 years. The new

Posted in Agencies, Environment, Housing, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Planning Commission, Press Release, Topics, Urban Development

Mayor Nutter Hosts Lighting Ceremony To Celebrate Final Detail of South Street Bridge Reconstruction

Philadelphia, July 10, 2012 –Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced yesterday that the South Street Bridge has become the newest structure to illuminate Philadelphia’s skyline. Glass towers with decorative programmable LED lighting have been installed on the bridge, which reopened to

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City of Philadelphia Code for America Launch Textizen

Textizen is a text message tool to improve community feedback. Philadelphia, June 6, 2012 –The City of Philadelphia and Code for America started a pilot of Textizen, a new system for gathering community feedback to shape the Philadelphia2035, the City’s

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Zoning Code Commission Receives AIA President’s Award

Philadelphia, April 6, 2012 – This week, the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Pennsylvania presented Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger and Eva Gladstein, Deputy Director of the City Planning Commission and former Executive Director of the Zoning Code Commission, with the

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Citizens Planning Institute Announces Philadelphia Zoning Code Training Series

Philadelphia, March 16, 2012 – The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI), the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s educations program to engage citizens in the city planning process, will offer a Spring-Summer 2012 training series on the new Philadelphia zoning code, which was

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