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File #: 190250    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 4/4/2019 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 14-516 of the Philadelphia Zoning Code, entitled "West Overlay District," all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: ZONING
Attachments: 1. 190250 - Exhibit Set, As Amended.pdf, 2. Bill No. 19025001, As Amended.pdf, 3. CertifiedCopy19025001
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Amending Chapter 14-516 of the Philadelphia Zoning Code, entitled "West Overlay District," all 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 14-500. OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICTS

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? 14-516. /WST, West Overlay District.

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(3) Subarea B.

The following standards apply to Subarea B of the West Overlay District.

(a) Schuylkill Yards Development Area.

.1) Specifically, the purpose of this development area is to promote, encourage and increase the following: 1) public spaces that will attract pedestrian traffic; 2) sustainable development; 3) retail space for an upwards of 100,000sf; and 4) support of public transit.

.2) SYDA Public Amenities. SYDA seeks the creation of the following specific amenities in the public interest in exchange for the increase in density for this development area. They include:

(i) Public Space - The Schuylkill Yards Development Plan provides for four (4) public space areas which include a public park and 3 public areas under the highline rail, as marked on the Development Plan.

(ii) Sustainable Development - All newly constructed buildings will be LEED certified or its equivalent. Green Roofs will be added as both a design and sustainable element to enhance buildings within SYDA.

(iii) Below Grade Parking - Below grade parking will be provided for use within the SYDA.

(iv) Transit Improvements - In promoting this development area financial commitments towards transit improvements are necessary. SYDA shall have contributed to the improvements of the 30th Street substation.

(v) Retail Space - SYDA shall have an upwards of 100,000sf of retail space within this Subarea.

(.c) Notwithstanding the provisions with section 14-904, tot...

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