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File #: 210778-AA    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - FINAL PASSAGE
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action:
Title: To amend Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code by adding Section 14-532, entitled the "/AHP, Affordable Housing Preservation Overlay District" and making other related changes; to amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by 39th Street, Ludlow Street, 40th Street, and Market Street; and to establish a temporary demolition moratorium with respect to properties within the aforementioned area; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gauthier
Indexes: AFFORDABLE HOUSING, OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 210778-AA03, As Amended on Floor 1-20-22.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/20/20222 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
1/20/20223 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
1/20/20223 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
11/4/20211 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
11/4/20212 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
11/4/20212 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
10/28/20211 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PRINTED AND PLACED ON NEXT FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/26/20210 Committee on Rules HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
10/26/20210 Committee on Rules HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
10/26/20210 Committee on Rules AMENDED   Action details Not available
10/26/20211 Committee on Rules REPORTED FAVORABLY   Action details Not available
9/30/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
To amend Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code by adding Section 14-532, entitled the "/AHP, Affordable Housing Preservation Overlay District" and making other related changes; to amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by 39th Street, Ludlow Street, 40th Street, and Market Street; and to establish a temporary demolition moratorium with respect to properties within the aforementioned area; all under certain terms and conditions.

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Whereas, Urban Renewal, the federal program used to remediate "blighted areas", began in Philadelphia in January 9, 1948, when eight "blighted" areas in Philadelphia, including two in West Philadelphia, were certified for remediation by the Philadelphia Planning Commission; and

Whereas, in 1959, the West Philadelphia Corporation, a non-profit community development organization, was formed by a coalition of higher education and medical institutions to spearhead the development of the University City Science Center in the area of West Philadelphia that would become known as Redevelopment Area Unit 3; and

Whereas, in 1963, the Philadelphia Planning Commission certified the area known as Redevelopment Area Unit 3 for remediation, consisting roughly of the land bounded by 34th to 40th streets, and north of Chestnut to Lancaster and Powelton avenues ("Unit 3"). According to census data, as of 1960, 4,603 people lived in Unit 3, and it consisted largely of the neighborhood known as the Black Bottom. A 1963 memorandum from the West Philadelphia Corporation noted that Unit 3 contained 3,432 people making up 987 families, 444 of which were white and 543 of which were non-white; and

Whereas, in 1965 the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority ("PRA") determined that its property acquisitions in Unit 3 would displace an estimated 107 white families and 463 non-white families. Over 75% of the non-white families were tenants. Over 70% of the black famili...

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