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File #: 150745-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/8/2015 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2015
Title: Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Zoning and Planning," by providing special density rules for buildings with a green roof, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Bass
Indexes: GREEN ROOF, ZONING AND PLANNING
Code sections: Title 14 - ZONING AND PLANNING
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy150745-A02.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/23/20152 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/10/20152 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
12/3/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
12/3/20152 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
12/3/20152 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
11/19/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/19/20151 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
11/19/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/16/20150 Committee on Rules HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
11/16/20150 Committee on Rules HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
11/16/20150 Committee on Rules AMENDED  Action details Not available
11/16/20151 Committee on Rules REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
10/8/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Zoning and Planning," by providing special density rules for buildings with a green roof, under certain terms and conditions.

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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 14-200. DEFINITIONS.


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§ 14-203. Definitions.

(138.2) Green Roof.

A treatment to a rooftop that supports living vegetation and includes a synthetic, high quality waterproof membrane, drainage layer, root barrier, soil layer, and vegetation layer.

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CHAPTER 14-600. USE REGULATIONS

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§ 14-602. Use Tables.

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(3) Residential Districts.
Building types are permitted in Residential districts in accordance with Table 14-602-1.A. Principal uses are allowed in Residential districts in accordance with Table 14-602-1. Uses classified as accessory uses, such as home occupations, are not regulated by the use table. Accessory uses are permitted in conjunction with allowed principal uses, provided they comply with all applicable regulations of § 14-603 (Use-Specific Standards) and § 14-604 (Accessory Uses and Structures).

(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.; provided that, if the green roof conditions set forth at § 14-602(7) are met, a minimum of 360 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.

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(4) Commercial Districts.

Principal uses are allowed in Commercial districts in accordance with Table 14-602-...

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