Session Two: Land Use and Zoning 101


Philadelphia City Planning Commission
One Parkway Building, 13th Floor
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1583

Date & Time

Start Date: 10/12/2011


Unit 1: How Zoning is a Good Tool of Planning. Understand the origins and reasons for zoning as a tool of planning. Visual examples will illustrate what physical parameters are regulated by zoning. You will identify the circumstances in which the community has a right to respond to proposed development.

Thomas P. Witt, Attorney, Cozen O’Conner.

Unit 2: Zoning in Philadelphia. Gain an understanding of reasons for zoning code reform, including preserving neighborhood character and creating a clear, transparent and easily navigated process to encourage economic growth. Small group exercise will help you gain an appreciation for other points of view- an important perspective for neighborhood leaders.

Kiki Bolender, Schade and Bolender Architects, LLP.


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