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File #: 120656-AA    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/13/2012 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/24/2013
Title: Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Zoning and Planning," by revising lot area and parking requirements in certain districts, and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember O'Neill
Indexes: ZONING AND PLANNING
Code sections: Title 14 - ZONING AND PLANNING
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 120656-AA03, As Amended on Floor.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy120656-AA03.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
2/6/20133 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
1/24/20133 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
12/13/20122 CITY COUNCIL RECONSIDEREDPass17:0 Action details Not available
12/13/20122 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
12/13/20123 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
12/13/20123 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
12/6/20122 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
11/29/20121 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
11/29/20122 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
11/29/20122 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
11/1/20121 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
11/1/20121 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/1/20121 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/31/20120 Committee on Rules HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
10/31/20120 Committee on Rules HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
10/31/20120 Committee on Rules AMENDED   Action details Not available
10/31/20121 Committee on Rules REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
9/13/20120 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Planning,” by revising lot area and parking requirements in certain districts, and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
 
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
 
SECTION 1.      Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
 
TITLE 14.  ZONING AND PLANNING
 
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CHAPTER 14-500. USE REGULATIONS
 
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§ 14-506.  /NCP, North Central Philadelphia Overlay District.
 
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(3)      Subarea C.
 
            (a)      District Boundaries.  
 
The Subarea C /NCP district regulations apply to all RM-1 lots within the area bounded by 20th Street, Margie Street, Glenwood Avenue, 20th Street, Ridge Avenue, College Avenue, 20th Street, Girard Avenue, Ninth Street, and Lehigh Avenue, as shown on the following map for illustrative purposes only.
 
(b)      Permitted Number of Dwelling Units.
A minimum 425 sq. ft. of lot area is required per dwelling unit. Whenever the calculation of permitted number of dwelling units results in a fraction of a dwelling unit, then the number of permitted dwelling units shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number.
 
(c)      Required Parking.
      Parking shall not be required for the first three dwelling units, and thereafter, shall be required at a ratio of three parking spaces for every ten dwelling units.
 
/NCP Overlay, Subarea C (applies to RM-1 lots only)
 
 
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CHAPTER 14-600.  USE REGULATIONS
 
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§14-602      Use Tables.
 
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      (3)      Residential Districts.
 
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            (a)      Notes for Table 14-602-1.  
 
                  [1] A minimum 360 sq. ft. of lot area is required per dwelling unit for the first 1,440  sq. ft. of lot area. A minimum of 480 sq. ft. of lot area is required per dwelling unit for the lot area in excess of 1,440 sq. ft.  Whenever the calculation of permitted number of dwelling units results in a fraction of a dwelling unit, then the number of permitted dwelling units shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number.  
 
 
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      (4)      Commercial Districts
 
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  1. Notes for Table 14-602-2.  
 
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                   [2] A minimum 360 sq. ft. of lot area is required per dwelling unit for the first 1,440 sq. ft of lot area., and A a minimum of 480 sq. ft. of lot area is required per dwelling unit for the lot area in excess of 1,440 sq. ft.  Whenever the calculation of permitted number of dwelling units results in a fraction of a dwelling unit, then the number of permitted dwelling units shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number.  
 
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CHAPTER 14-800.  PARKING AND LOADING
 
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§14-802.      Motor Vehicle Parking Ratios.
 
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Table 14-802-1: Required Parking in Residential Districts
 
 
Minimum Required Parking Spaces
(spaces per unit/sq. ft. of gross floor area/beds/seats)
RSD-1/2/3
RSA-1/2/3
RTA-1
RMX-1
RSA-4/5
RM-1
RM-2/3/4
RMX-2/3
Residential Use Category (as noted below)
Household Living (as noted below)
Single-Family
1/unit
0
0
Two-Family
1/unit
0
1/2 units
Multi-Family
1/unit
0
3/10 units
Group Living (except as noted below)
1/10 permanent beds
1/10 permanent beds
1/10 permanent beds
Single-Room Residence
1/20 units + 1; min. 2
1/20 units + 1; min. 2
1/20 units + 1; min. 2
Public, Civic, and Institutional Use Category (as noted below)
Religious Assembly
1/10 seats or 1/1,000 sq. ft., whichever is greater
1/10 seats or 1/1,000 sq. ft., whichever is greater
1/10 seats or 1/1,000 sq. ft., whichever is greater
Wireless Service Facility
0
0
2
Commercial Services Use Category (as noted below)
Assembly and Entertainment
1/10 seats or 1/1,000 sq. ft., whichever is greater
The greater of (a) none for first 100 seats then 1/10 seats or (b) none for first 2,500 sq. ft. then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
The greater of (a) none for the first 200 seats then 1/10 seats or (b) none for first 4,000 sq. ft. then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
Urban Agriculture Use Category (as noted below)
Market or Community-Supported Farm
None if lot area is less than 5,000 sq. ft., otherwise 2
None if lot area is less than 5,000 sq. ft., otherwise 2
None if lot area is less than 5,000 sq. ft., otherwise 2
All Other Uses
All Other Uses
1/1,000 sq. ft.
None for first 2,500 sq. ft.,
then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
None for first 4,000 sq. ft.,
then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
 
 
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      Table 14-802-2: Required Parking in Commercial Districts (Except CMX-1, CA-1, and CA-2)
 
 
Minimum Required Parking Spaces
(spaces per unit/sq. ft. of gross floor area/beds/seats/room)
CMX-2/2.5
CMX-3
CMX-4/5
Residential Use Category (as noted below)
Household Living (except as noted below)
0
3/10 units
0
    Multi-Family
0
3/10 units
3/10 units
    Caretaker Quarters
0
0
0
Group Living (except as noted below)
1/10 permanent beds
1/10 permanent beds
0
Single-Room Residence
1/20 units + 1; min.2
1/20 units + 1; min.2
0
Public, Civic, and Institutional Use Category (as noted below)
Detention and Correctional  Facilities
1/1,000 sq. ft.
1/1,000 sq. ft.
1/1,000 sq. ft.
Educational Facilities
1/1,000 sq. ft.
1/1,000 sq. ft.
1/1,000 sq. ft.
Fraternal Organization
1/300 sq. ft.
1/500 sq. ft.
1/1,000 sq. ft.
Hospital
1/4 bed design capacity
1/4 bed design capacity
1/4 bed design capacity
Libraries and Cultural Exhibits
1/1000 sq. ft.
None for the first 4,000 sq. ft., then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
None for the first 10,000 sq. ft., then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
Religious Assembly
1/10 seats or
1/1,000 sq. ft.,
whichever is greater
1/10 seats or
1/1,000 sq. ft.,
whichever is greater
The greater of (a) none for the first 400 seats then 1/10 seats or (b) none for the first 10,000 sq. ft. then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
Safety Services
1/1,000 sq. ft.
1/1,000 sq. ft.
1/1,000 sq. ft.
Transit Station
0
0
0
Utilities and Services, Basic
1/2,000 sq. ft.
1/2,000 sq. ft.
1/2,000 sq. ft.
Utilities and Services, Major
1/2,000 sq. ft.
1/2,000 sq. ft.
1/2,000 sq. ft.
Wireless Service Facility
0
0
0
Office Use Category (as noted below)
All Office Uses
0
0
0
Retail Sales Use Category (as noted below)
All Retail Sales Uses
0
0
0
Commercial Services (as noted below)
Adult-Oriented Service
0
0
0
Animal Services
0
0
0
Assembly and Entertainment
1/10 seats or
1/1,000 sq. ft.,
whichever is greater
1/10 seats or
1/1,000 sq. ft.,
whichever is greater
The greater of (a) none for the first 400 seats then 1/10 seats or (b) none for the first 10,000 sq. ft. then 1/1,000 sq. ft.
Building Services
0
0
0
Business Support
0
0
0
Day Care
0
0
0
Eating and Drinking  Establishments
0
0
0
Financial Services
0
0
0
Funeral and Mortuary Services
0
0
0
Maintenance and Repair of Consumer Goods
0
0
0
Personal Services
0
0
0
Radio, Television, and Recording Services
0
0
0
Visitor Accommodations
0
0
0
Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Sales and Services Use Category (as noted below)
Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance
2 / repair bay or 300 sq. ft. of repair space, whichever is greater
2 / repair bay or 300 sq. ft. of repair space, whichever is greater
0
Personal Vehicle Repair and Maintenance
2 / repair bay or 300 sq. ft. of repair space, whichever is greater
2 / repair bay or 300 sq. ft. of repair space, whichever is greater
0
All Other Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Sales and Services Uses
1/2,000 sq. ft.
1/2,000 sq. ft.
0
Wholesale, Distribution, and Storage Use Category (as noted below)
Moving and Storage Facilities
1/1,500 sq. ft.
1/2,000 sq. ft.
1/3,000 sq. ft.
Industrial Use Category (as noted below)
Artist Studios and Artisan Manufacturing
1/300 sq. ft.
1/800 sq. ft.
None for the first 7,500 sq. ft. then 1/2,000 sq. ft.
Research and Development
1/300 sq. ft.
1/800 sq. ft.
None for the first 7,500 sq. ft. then 1/2,000 sq. ft.
Urban Agriculture Use Category (as noted below)
Market and Community-Supported Farm
None if lot area is less than 5,000 sq. ft., otherwise 2
None if lot area is less than 5,000 sq. ft., otherwise 2
None if lot area is less than 5,000 sq. ft., otherwise 2
 
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§14-803.       Motor Vehicle Parking Standards.
 
      (1)      Accessory Parking Standards.
 
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(c)      Additional Regulations for RSA-5, RM-1, CMX-2, and CMX-2.5 Districts.
 
Notwithstanding the provision of this Zoning Code, accessory parking in the RSA-5, RM-1, CMX-2, and CMX-2.5 districts shall comply with the following:
 
(.1)      Except as provided in § 14-803(1)(c)(.2), below, off-street parking in excess of the minimum number of spaces required for any single-family, two- family, or multi-family use in an attached building or on a lot less than 20 ft. wide shall require special exception approval, unless the parking is accessed by a rear street, rear shared driveway, or rear alley.
 
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SECTION 2.      This Ordinance shall be effective immediately.
 
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Explanation:
 
Strikethroughs indicate matter deleted.
Italics indicate new matter added.
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