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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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  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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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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I LOVE Pret A Manger. It's seriously one of the best on-the-go food grabs for something healthy. I ALWAYS grab something when I am heading out of Philadelphia via 30th street station. So when we heard that they are opening up another location in our city (15th and Market) AND they needed help with permits, you know we were all over that!   We obtained Pret A...

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Candytopia is one of the Fashion District Philadelphia tenants that we had the pleasure of permitting! Candytopia is an immersive and interactive candy wonderland with multiple locations across the USA.  Obtaining permits for this experience-driven tenant was a bit more complex than your 'average' permitting project because of its amusement-like use and because it is a short term tenant.   Tenant Fit-Out Building Permit     [caption id="attachment_19317" align="alignleft" width="455"] Photo...

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