Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission Votes To Send Draft Zoning Code to Council

April 2011Newsletters In the Zone

For almost two years, the Zoning Code Commission (ZCC) for the City of Philadelphia has been working on preparing a new Zoning Code for the City of Philadelphia. On March 2, 2011, the ZCC voted to adopt the most recent draft of the Zoning Code as the "Draft Preliminary Report." A copy of the Draft Preliminary Report can be obtained at At their meeting on April 13, 2011, the ZCC voted to forward the Draft Preliminary Report to Council on May 11, 2011. A new version of the Draft Preliminary Report will be posted on May 1, 2011. Most of the recent changes to the Draft Preliminary Report relate to Chapter 14-300, Administration and Procedures, and involve revisions to clarify ZCC intentions, eliminate redundancies and avoid legal challenges.

For more information, please contact Carrie B. Nase at 215.299.2030 or [email protected].