This year several new zoning regulations favorable to the adaptive re-use of historic buildings go into effect in Philadelphia. Among the reforms being enacted are as-of-right zoning, relief from parking requirements and the legalization of accessory dwelling units for properties listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. City Council also approved a change to Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts (NCOs) that will introduce a layer of demolition oversight within NCOs. All four ideas emerged from Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force, and further Task Force recommendations may be considered and implemented in the coming months.
On February 27th, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will host a special panel discussion to detail these changes and answer questions about how they may impact future projects. The panel should be of particular interest to owners/developers of historic properties, civic association leaders, preservation professionals, and anyone with a general interest in the historic built environment.
– Peter Angelides, PhD, Sr. Vice President & Principal | Econsult Solutions
– Martha Cross, Deputy Director | Philadelphia, Dept. of Planning & Development
– Andy Meloney, Senior Planner | Philadelphia City Planning Commission
– Ken Weinstein, President | Philly Office Retail
– Councilmember Mark Squilla | Councilmember for the 1st District
This event includes networking, breakfast, program speakers, and words from Councilmember Mark Squilla.