Philadelphia City Planning Commission meets Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. upstairs at 1515 Arch St. Among items on the agenda, exec director Gary Jastrzab helps clarify:
- 2400 South Street Residential Redevelopment by Toll Bros., now 127 planned units, vs original 122. There's a main building on 24th St. which now features more brick and less contrast with the surrounding rowhomes, plus "stacked townhouses" along South and down on Bainbridge, as at the nearby Toll Bros.' Naval Home site.
- 8200 Germantown Ave.: Bowman Properties and Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller return with a shortened 5-story (vs former 6+-story) residential-grocery-retail plan for this key block in the Chestnut Hill business district, and hope the new landscaping wins over community-group leadeers. Plus the needed zoning.
- Zoning reform: Last-minute additions to the revised phone-book-like city Zoning Code include a stronger appeals process, which developers demanded and the city planners have agreed to back.