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File #: 180107    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 2/15/2018 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Section 9-627 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Commercial Establishments on Residential Blockfaces," by revising requirements and making related changes, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Bass
Indexes: COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS ON RESIDENTIAL BLOCKFACES
Code sections: 9-627 - Commercial Establishments on Residential Blockfaces
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18010700.pdf
Title
Amending Section 9-627 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Commercial Establishments on Residential Blockfaces," by revising requirements and making related changes, under certain terms and conditions.

Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 9-627 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

ยง 9-627. [Commercial Establishments on Residential Blockfaces.] Take-Out Restaurants.

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(3) Definitions.

(a) Block. One side of a street that does not extend beyond any intersection with another street.

[(a)] (b) Commercial Establishment. An establishment involved in the buying and selling of goods [where consumers primarily purchase goods intended for consumption or use off premises].

[(b) Dwelling. A building which is used or intended to be used exclusively for living or sleeping by human occupants.]

[(c) Residential Blockface. One side of a segment of a street that does not extend beyond any intersection with another street, or a portion thereof, and where eighty percent (80%) or more of the buildings are dwellings. A blockface shall not be considered a residential blockface if, geographically, fifty percent (50%) or more of the block frontage is comprised of commercial establishments.]

(c) Commercial Block. A block that is zoned entirely commercial or commercial mixed-use.

(d) Take-out Restaurant. [A commercial establishment engaged in the preparation and retail sale of food and beverages where the serving of prepared food and/or beverages in disposable packaging and/or containers for consumption by patrons off the premises constitutes more than fifty (50) percent of the establishment's gross revenues.] An establishment, the principal use of which is the preparation or service of food or beverages for retail purchase; and that either has no more than ten seats available for consumption of food or beverages by customers or has no restroom...

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