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File #: 190437    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/23/2019 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 14-500 of The Philadelphia Code, Section 14-516, entitled "/WST, West Overlay District," all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 190437 - Exhibit Set, As Amended.pdf, 2. Bill No. 19043701, As Amended.pdf, 3. CertifiedCopy19043701.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 14-500 of The Philadelphia Code, Section 14-516, entitled "/WST, West Overlay District," all under certain terms and conditions.
Body
WHEREAS, in 2014, Drexel University acquired the site of the former University City High School and the Charles R. Drew elementary school; and
WHEREAS, following Drexel's acquisition of the site, Drexel University ground leased portions of the site to affiliates of VTR LS Development, LLC (formerly Wexford Development, LLC); and
WHEREAS, in connection with the planned mixed use redevelopment of the site, City Council adopted Bill No. 140437-A on June 19, 2014, which was subsequently signed by the Mayor; and
WHEREAS, as contemplated by Bill No. 140437-A, Drexel University and VTR LS Development, LLC (formerly Wexford Development, LLC) agreed to construct extensions of North 37th Street, Warren Street and Cuthbert Street through the site; and
WHEREAS, as a planned redevelopment involving various stakeholders of the community, the City's intention has been to encourage limited density along Lancaster Avenue and higher density south of former Warren Street between North 36th Street and North 38th Street; and
WHEREAS, as to effectuate the intention of the City, it is essential that the entire site be treated as a single lot for zoning purposes notwithstanding a future dedication of North 37th Street, Warren Street and/or Cuthbert Street through the site; and
WHEREAS, it is not the intention of City Council to expand the aggregate amount of permissible development originally contemplated in Bill No. 140437-A; now, therefore
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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Section 14-516. /WST, West Overlay District.
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(2) Subarea A.
The following standards apply to Subarea A of the West Overlay District.
(a) Use Regulations.
(.1) For...

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