After almost three months of reviews and amendments, Bill No. 21007801-A was signed on April 28, 2021. Introduced in the beginning of February this year, the most outstanding part of the proposal was the addition of the new base zoning district RSA-6 to the Philadelphia Zoning Code.
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Planning a trip to the City of Brotherly Love? After you eat all the Philly cheesesteaks you can handle, it's time to explore the rest of what this place has to offer. From historic sagas to modern innovations, you can discover the city's story by digging into its dynamic and varied architecture. Check out these 15 famous buildings in Philadelphia.
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Overlay zoning districts are like bandages, quick fixes. They address afterthoughts, seldom foresight. When the general zoning codes do not quite apply, overlay districts append or amend development standards.
In 2019, Philadelphia City Council announced a major change to the 10-year tax abatement for residential development. The 20-year-old program that originally encouraged residential development in the city will drastically reduce incentives for new homeowners and developers—but now they don't go into effect until 2022. Here's what you need to know about the 10-year tax abatement changes and other development tax bills that recently passed.Read More >
The real estate development scene in Philadelphia remains active despite the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. No matter the neighborhood, construction can be seen on nearly every block. Our team has analyzed available data regarding properties, zoning, and permits to get a clearer picture of the state of development.Read More >
On October 1st, 2018, the city of Philadelphia will adopt the latest version of the International Building Code. The new requirements outlined in the IBC will change a few key components of both residential and commercial construction.Read More >
Philadelphia takes pride in being a historic city. The city embraces its place in history as the foundation of American democracy. People living in Philly have the unique opportunity to own a piece of that history by buying and renovating a row house. If you currently own or plan on buying one of these homes, here are some things you'll need to know before you start renovations.Read More >
Remodeling or renovating an existing structure in Philadelphia? There are building permit requirements. Master the steps with this guide to easier permitting.Read More >