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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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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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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] These are the types of successes we truly love to be apart of; ones of entrepreneurship and new beginnings.   In 2016, Philadelphia Zoning successfully acquired a use permit for Eva Zeller and Vito Leva of Acupuncture of Broad located in South Philly. After many years of being Acupuncture practitioners, the pair decided it was time to set up their own shop. "For my acupuncture studio to get...

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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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