City Council approves milestone zoning legislation

City Council ended the final session of its four year term by voting unanimously to ratify new laws covering zoning and land use in Philadelphia. Mayor Nutter is expected to sign the new Code, which will go into effect in August 2012. Eva Gladstein, executive director of the 31-member Zoning Code Commission that drafted the new policies, said the new code will require fewer variances and allow for greater public input.

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