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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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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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We met Kelly Haney when she was operating her business out of a fellow artist's tattoo shop in Fishtown. Her business was rapidly expanding, so she was looking to branch out and operate out of her own space.   Tattoo shops, which are classified as "body art services" under the zoning code, are automatically prohibited when in 500 feet of a school or residential district. Because of this, special approval from...

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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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Fishtown Signage   We have done a couple of projects with City Fitness, each project for the signage at their locations.  Signage often makes for the more convoluted types of permitting projects in this city. It can be confusing because you would think that signs would require, well...

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