Thursday, February 27
Preservation Zoning Reform
- 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
- 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Program
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – Empowerment Room
The Bellevue, 200 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
$35 – Members
$60 – All Others
CLE and AIA Continuing Education Credits Available
This year several new zoning regulations favorable to the adaptive re-use of historic buildings go into effect in Philadelphia. Among the reforms being enacted are as-of-right zoning, relief from parking requirements and the legalization of accessory dwelling units for properties listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. City Council also approved a change to Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts (NCOs) that will introduce a layer of demolition oversight within NCOs. All four ideas emerged from Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force, and further Task Force recommendations may be considered and implemented in the coming months.
On February 27th, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will host a special panel discussion to detail these changes and answer questions about how they may impact future projects. The panel should be of particular interest to owners/developers of historic properties, civic association leaders, preservation professionals, and anyone with a general interest in the historic built environment.
Featured Speakers (panel still in formation):
- Peter Angelides, PhD; Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions
- Martha Cross; Deputy Director, Department of Planning & Development
- Andy Meloney; Senior Planner, City Planning Commission
- Ken Weinstein, President, Philly Office Retail
with remarks by Mark Squilla, Councilmember for the 1st District
Email Susan Matyas for more information.