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Understanding Philadelphia Zoning - 2019

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Moving a project through the Philadelphia zoning process can seem like a daunting task. Whether representing a client who is building a condominium tower, starting a new business, or simply looking to renovate or expand a commercial or residential property, learn the ‘nuts & bolts’ of interfacing with the various city departments, agencies, Registered Community Organizations and the Zoning Appeal Board to get your client’s project completed. Explore the procedures and regulations specific to a locale and avoid common mistakes.

Topics –

  • Making Your Case Before the Zoning Board
    • Opening Presentation
    • Evidentiary Issues
    • Pennsylvania State Local Agency Law
    • Rules and Regulations of the ZBA-primer
    • How to handle opposition from Registered Community Organizations - what to do and what not to do?
  • Recent Development in Zoning Legislation
    • How to Make your Zoning Application at L&I
    • Recent Changes to Registered Community Organizations processes
    • Recent Important Zoning Amendments
    • Civic Design Review Primer (Conditional Use Permit or not?)
  • Appellate Review-Recent Commonwealth Court Zoning Cases
  • Significant recent cases in zoning law Things to know for taking an appeal to CP Court
  • Things to know for practicing before the Commonwealth Court
  • Case Studies/Panel Discussion

Recorded live in May 2019.

Practice Areas


Elizabeth Baldwin PE Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections
Joseph Beller Esq. Offit Kurman (Phila)
Paula Brumbelow Burns Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Richard C. DeMarco Esq. Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy PC (Phila)
Frank DiCicco Frank DiCicco Associates, LLC,
Cheryl L. Gaston Esq. Spruce Law Group LLC
Matthew N. McClure Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)
Ronald J. Patterson Esq. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP (Phila)
Stephen G. Pollock Esq. Horn Williamson, LLC
Carl S. Primavera Esq. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP (Phila)
Mark Squilla Philadelphia City Council
Sharon L. Suleta Esq.
Dawn M Tancredi Esq. Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy PC (Phila)
Faculty may vary by location.
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