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Lunch & Learn: Philadelphia Zoning Code + Callowhill Overlay District

July 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP
1835 Market Street Fifteenth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1 LU
Registration is not required
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Please join the AIA Philadelphia Housing Committee and Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP, for:

An Overview of Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Development Bonus System Including a Behind the Scenes Look at How the East Callowhill Overlay District and Bonus Program Became Reality

Perhaps the hottest (and most controversial) Philadelphia zoning issue is the emergence of various development bonuses that offer additional development rights (height, floor area ratio, number of dwelling units) in exchange for certain types of development and the creation of specific amenities in the public interest.

Come learn about Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Development Bonus System and how it might apply to your next development project. As a highlight, this program will include a “behind the scenes” look at the public-private partnership that resulted in the creation and approval of the East Callowhill Overlay District Bonus Program that promises to create the City’s next new mixed-use neighborhood.

Panelists include:
• Cecil Baker, Principal, Cecil Baker + Partners Architects
• Ian Litwin, Philadelphia City Planning Commission
• Connie Bird, AICP, Philadelphia Water Department
• Brett Feldman, Of Counsel, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Moderator

Wednesday, July 26th, noon to 1:30 pm
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg Offices, 15th Floor
1835 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This event will qualify for one (1) AIA/CES Credit.
A complimentary lunch will be served.

This event is free but registration is required.
Please RSVP by Thursday, July 20th, 2017 to:
[email protected]
or call 215.569.3894

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to summarize what a zoning bonus is, how a bonus is earned by improving the proposed project, and how a bonus is applied in the zoning code.
2. Participants will be able to describe those instances where a bonus can be applied at a particular project site and how the bonus affects the amount of square footage that can be built as well as the maximum height the building can be.
3. Using the example from the presented case study, participants will be able to understand how the permitting for the project proceeds once a bonus is applied, and how approvals are obtained.
4. Attendees will be able to summarize the benefit to both projects and communities and neighborhoods with the use of bonuses in the zoning code.

For more information, please contact:
AIA Philadelphia Housing Committee
Nancy Bastian