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File #: 200556    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/15/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2020
Title: Providing for a payment to the City upon the construction of certain real estate, and directing Council to appropriate revenues from such payments to the Department of Planning and Development - Division of Housing and Community Development, in order to support equitable neighborhood development by constructing affordable housing, including units for sale or rent; providing assistance to Philadelphians who desire to become homeowners; providing opportunities for workforce development and apprenticeship; and requiring M/W/DBE participation goals, including monitoring and enforcement, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Jones
Indexes: CONSTRUCTION IMPACT TAX
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy20055601.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/27/20211 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/10/20201 CITY COUNCIL     Not available Not available
12/3/20201 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
12/3/20201 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/3/20201 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/1/20200 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
12/1/20200 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
12/1/20200 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
12/1/20201 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
10/15/20200 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
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Providing for a payment to the City upon the construction of certain real estate, and directing Council to appropriate revenues from such payments to the Department of Planning and Development - Division of Housing and Community Development, in order to support equitable neighborhood development by constructing affordable housing, including units for sale or rent; providing assistance to Philadelphians who desire to become homeowners; providing opportunities for workforce development and apprenticeship; and requiring M/W/DBE participation goals, including monitoring and enforcement, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 19. FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS.

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CHAPTER 19-4400. DEVELOPMENT IMPACT TAX.

? 19-4401. Imposition of tax.

(1) There is hereby imposed a tax on the privilege of constructing any structure for human occupancy for residential purposes, or making any improvements to any such structure, for which a building permit is required pursuant to ? 4-A-301.1.1.

(a) For purposes of this Chapter 19-4400, "improvements" shall mean any repairs, constructions, or reconstruction, including additions and alterations, which have the effect of rehabilitating a structure so that it becomes habitable or attains a higher degree of housing safety, health or amenity, or is brought into compliance with the laws, ordinances, or regulations of the City of Philadelphia. Ordinary upkeep and maintenance shall not be deemed an improvement. The Office of Property Assessment, or such other agency or department designated by the Mayor, shall issue such regulations as may be necessary to clarify, in plain English, the types of construction activity that qualify as an "improvement" and the types of construction activity that do not qualify as an "improvement," as provided herein. Said regulations shall b...

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