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This project was for the subdivision of a 2800 square foot lot in Francisville, Philadelphia. There was an existing structure (garage) on the property. We coordinated the zoning process and assisted the project through the Zoning variance (appeals) process. The project was refused because the minimum required open area amount is 25% but approximately 11% was proposed, and the rear yard depth requirement was short by about 3...

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Zoning Classification: RM-1 (but operating as a single family) Seeking: Variance to allow for 7 unrelated people to live in the home Issue: Multiple violations and cease operations due to health and building code violations, no zoning/use permit   Talk about a doozy of a project.   Our client came to us with a slew of health/safety and zoning violations as well as a cease operations for the property.   This property was...

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Project: Multifamily use variance Zoning classification: RSA-3 Location: Southwest Philly   Our client had a property in Southwest Philly that was sitting vacant for some time. When he purchased the property, it was easy to tell that it was operating as a four family dwelling, albeit illegally.   We get an abundance of inquiries about properties operating as illegal multi families and what people need to do to legalize their...

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Project: Three family to four family use in Temple area with legalization of basement dwelling unit Zoning classification: CMX-2  Seeking: 4 dwelling (multifamily) units including a basement unit   Project overview   Our client came to us seeking help to clear a violation for a cease operations of a basement dwelling unit. The violation was a two-part violation: one part being that the property was only registered to operate as...

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Original Zoning: RSA-5 Seeking: Multifamily variance with 6 units Lot size: 2,556 sqft.   This project was for an RSA-5 → multifamily use variance for a large, L -shaped, rear lot in the East Point Breeze neighborhood. The original application was for 7 units and the final outcome was 6 units.   The zoning classification of the lot was rsa-5. As you can imagine, this posed many issues due to lot...

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