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Understanding Philadelphia Zoning 2021

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STARTFri., May. 14, 2021
1:00 PM
ENDFri., May. 14, 2021
4:20 PM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00


Moving a project through the Philadelphia zoning process can seem like a daunting task, especially in the new Covid 19 environment.  Whether representing a client who is building an apartment building, 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, the new Eclipse system, Registered Community Organizations, Zoom meetings, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment to get your client’s project approved. Explore the latest procedures and regulations for Philadelphia and avoid common mistakes.

Topics – 

Making Your Case Before the Zoning Board

Pandemic Update
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 

Update-Eclipse System
How to Make your Zoning Application at L&I
Recent Changes to Registered Community Organizations Processes
Recent Important Zoning Amendments (Development Bonuses)
Civic Design Review   

Appellate Review-Recent Commonwealth Court Zoning Cases

Significant Recent Cases in Zoning Case Law - Things to Know for Taking an Appeal to Civil Practice Court 

Things to Know for Practicing Before the Commonwealth Court

Panel Questions and Discussion

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.

Practice Areas


Elizabeth Baldwin PE Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections
Darwin R. Beauvais Esq. Dilworth Paxson LLP (Phila)
Richard C. DeMarco Esq. Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy PC (Phila)
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
Dawn M. Tancredi Esq. Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy PC (Phila)
Faculty may vary by location.
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