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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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Ina Vez came to Philadelphia Zoning for help opening up her permanent makeup and microblading academy in Northeast part of Philadelphia. As the bonafide tattoo & permanent makeup "zoners", Philadelphia Zoning was more than pumped for this project!   Ina has 19 years of experience in Philadelphia working for doctors and plastic surgeons performing microblading and other permanent makeup services. She is also one of only two American...

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  Now open in the Mills Mall, Urban Planet is a trendy fashion house catering to Men, Women, and Children.   This incredible Canadian based brand has been expanding their presence in American shopping malls for the past decade. This is their first store in the Philadelphia area, and we at Philadelphia Zoning couldn't be more excited. Urban Planet approached us to guide them through the Zoning and Building Permit process...

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Beverly's Brows is a beauty and wellness studio located in Northern Liberties. The reason they needed special zoning approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustments is because they also offer permanent makeup and microblading; which is technically classified as tattoos. Tattoo studios are a regulated use that always require special approval from the Zoning Board.   The application for Beverly's Brows is in a large CMX-3 (Community...

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Augustus Abbonizio is a tattoo artist with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the industry.  He spent most of that time working in Philadelphia. We met Gus when he was gearing up to branch off into his own solo practice, and are thrilled to have been able to help him along with some of that process.   The space we were obtaining this use for is...

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If you know The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons in Northern Liberties, then odds are you know Creep Records. Fun fact: Creep Records is the only original business in the Piazza since the Piazza's inception in 2009. Much else has come and gone since that time, but Creep keeps on Creepin' on.   Creep Records expanded its business operation into the unit next door to the original record...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Brows Of Prey Tara-Lynn Baeza is an incredibly talented aesthetician, make-up artist, and educator. She has trained hundreds of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and seasoned beauty professionals in how to perfect and reconstruct brows. Brows are her passion. So much so that she has decided to create her very own business dedicated to the artistry of creating soft and natural looking brows with microblading. "I've always believed makeup at its...

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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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