Finish Zoning Remapping

phila_remap_2.jpgThe 2012 zoning code reforms can’t work until City Council and the Planning Commission finish remapping all districts. The Planning Commission says they could complete zoning remapping by the end of Mayor Kenney's first term if they could hire additional staff, and they estimate that this would cost only $3 million.

Money isn't everything though. City Council members still need to approve the dozens of zoning remapping ordinances that are completed but have not yet been passed into law. And those ordinances shouldn't downzone growing neighborhoods that residents want to move to. Growing neighborhoods should densify and add housing capacity to accommodate everyone who wants to live there.

Your neighborhood's zoning map is its immigration policy, and should be inclusive of everyone. 

Join your local Registered Community Organization board or zoning committee to get involved in zoning remapping.