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File #: 200577    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/22/2020 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2020
Title: Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Zoning and Planning," to revise certain provisions of Chapter 14-200, entitled "Definitions" and Chapter 14-500, entitled "Overlay Zoning Districts," by amending the provisions of the /WWO Wissahickon Watershed Overlay; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones
Indexes: OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICT, ZONING, ZONING AND PLANNING
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy20057700.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/20/20210 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/10/20200 CITY COUNCIL     Not available Not available
12/3/20200 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
12/3/20200 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/3/20200 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/1/20200 Committee on Rules     Not available Not available
12/1/20200 Committee on Rules     Not available Not available
12/1/20200 Committee on Rules     Not available Not available
10/22/20200 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Zoning and Planning," to revise certain provisions of Chapter 14-200, entitled "Definitions" and Chapter 14-500, entitled "Overlay Zoning Districts," by amending the provisions of the /WWO Wissahickon Watershed Overlay; 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 14-200. DEFINITIONS

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? 14-203. Definitions.

For purposes of this Zoning Code, the following definitions shall apply; words, phrases, and terms not defined herein, but defined in Title 4 (The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code), shall be construed as defined in Title 4.

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(154) Impervious Ground Cover.

Any building, pavement, or other material that substantially bars the natural infiltration of surface water into the soil. Manufactured materials that meet the Water Department's design standards [demonstrated to be pervious] shall not be considered impervious ground cover. [The Commission may promulgate regulations regarding the types of cover that may be considered impervious, consistent with the intent of this definition.]

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CHAPTER 14-500. OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICTS

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? 14-510. /WWO, Wissahickon Watershed Overlay District.

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(5) Setbacks from Watercourses.

(a) There shall be no new impervious ground cover constructed or erected within 200 ft. of the bank of a stream or within 50 ft. of the center line of a swale within the /WWO overlay district. Streams and Swales that have been buried in sewer or in embedded culverts, [pipe, or in an artificial, concrete and stone channel,] shall be excluded.

(b) For the purposes of this section, ? 14-510. /WWO, Wissahickon Watershed Overlay District, the following terms are defined:

(.1) Culvert

A tunnel, typically embedded so as to be surrounded by soil, ca...

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