We specialize in Zoning / Use Variances. We can also acquire by-right (over the counter) Zoning permits.
As expediters, we can acquire your Building Permit whether it is for a new construction, addition or Certificate of Occupancy.
You will avoid common pitfalls and no longer have to waste your time waiting in lines at L&I. Timing is everything in this business, so well-calculated hustle is the theme behind our operations.
Poorly-managed projects that drag out forever wastes your money. Our goal is to help you open your business, build your project, or get your investment cash flowing as fast as possible.
These projects turn into nightmares when you try to do it yourself or work with the wrong people. Plus, we can quickly navigate the City’s procedures and requirements. We got your back.
You may need a Use Variance to change the use of a property in order to maximize your investment. Philadelphia Zoning understands the politics of neighborhoods, what L&I and Zoning Board want to see, and works with design professionals that understand these elements as well. Plus, we handle the entire process for you. We don’t want you to shy away from zoning projects if it is what is best for your investment. We help you establish the best way forward for each specific property/ project so that your money is being well-invested and the most successful strategy is being deployed.
There are many moving parts to a single development project; let alone multiple at a time. It is vital that you work with people who get the job done correctly and quickly. We pride ourselves on running a tight ship by staying on top of all parties involved (including the city) and holding them accountable to timelines. We can acquire your by-right zoning permits, execute the entirety of zoning /use variance projects, and also acquire your building permits. Because we are full-service, you do not need to turn to multiple vendors to tie together your zoning and permitting needs.
When opening certain businesses, zoning permits and business licenses are required. Depending on the type of business, you may need to acquire a special exception variance or a Zoning / Use registration permit. In addition to the zoning requirements, you will need certain pre-requisite licenses, accounts, and permits such as a Commercial Activity License. Philadelphia Zoning handles the entire process for you; from acquiring any necessary business licenses to obtaining your zoning and use permits in order to get your business up and running. We keep it clear and simple for you.
“As a developer, I don’t have time to manage the logistics that go into zoning projects. Before working with Philadelphia Zoning, I had to go down to the city to do my own expediting, etc. PZ is a one stop shop that hires and manages everything in-house (zoning attorney, architect/engineer, expediters) to make sure the process is effective and efficient, which saves me time, money, and energy.”
– Shawn Bullard, CEO of Watchmen Property Management & Konkrete Investments
“For my acupuncture studio to get off the ground, it was essential that my home be re-zoned to accommodate a business on the first floor. Jordan and Alexa at Philadelphia Zoning made it happen, allaying my fears every step of the way. To those who say I didn’t need a zoning attorney and could have done it myself: the time saved and headaches prevented by hiring people who specialize in zoning law made it worth every penny.”
– Eva Zeller, Owner – Acupuncture Off Broad