New Phila Zoning Code In Effect


New Zoning Categories And Rules

On August 22, the new Zoning Code of Philadelphia went into effect.

Get all the info, including zoning maps and more, at the web site of the Zoning Code Commission – click HERE.

Key points:

  • New code streamlines zoning, makes it clearer, and better accommodates 21st century property uses.
  • Also includes official “Registered Community Organizations” (RCOs) that have official standing at Planning Commission and ZBA hearings (NLNA is an RCO).
  • Individual properties have not yet been remapped, but that process is ongoing. Example: many NL properties are still zoned industrial even thought they should be zoned residential and/or commercial. For more info on remapping, click HERE.