Philadelphia, June 18, 2014– The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) announced the launch of a new online resource that will allow the public to review information about zoning applications in their neighborhoods.
“This new resource will provide citizens with easier, more streamlined access to L&I’s zoning application process and hearing information,” said Commissioner Carlton Williams. “Our goal in developing this resource was to further our commitment to open data and transparency by giving our citizens even more information about what is happening in their neighborhoods.”
The online database lists all upcoming hearings on zoning permit applications before the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). Interested users can find zoning hearings based on various criteria including hearing date, Council District, Planning District (as designated by the City of Philadelphia Planning Commission) and the applicable Registered Community Organization.
Users can also select a specific address to find complete zoning application history on the property, including the applicant’s name, the proposed use of the property and any decision and court history on the application. Information on the date, time and location of the upcoming zoning hearing is also available for each property.
The new resource is available on L&I’s website, www.phila.gov/li, by clicking the “Zoning Appeals” button in the lower right corner.