Councilman Mark Squilla introduced three bills, including one to eliminate parking requirements, that aim to encourage developers to preserve Philadelphia's historic properties, rather than tear them down.
At a community meeting Monday, the team behind the redevelopment of two former Germantown public schools unveiled a sprawling proposal. Many residents were concerned about the project not having enough affordable housing.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who won his primary race this month, introduced a bill May 23 that would ban balconies and bay windows in portions of Point Breeze and Grays Ferry. It would also set restrictions on the features elsewhere in the city.