An Industrial Land & Market Strategy for the City of Philadelphia, prepared for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation in collaboration with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce, September 2010. New study looks at expanding and retaining industry, protecting employment opportunities and tax revenues, and rationalizing the City’s supply of industrially-zoned land. Executive Summary and Full Report.
Going Mod: Reducing Housing Costs in Philadelphia with Modular Construction, a joint publication of the Building Industry of Philadelphia and FixItPhilly, March 2010. The report compares modular and stick-built construction in the city and suburbs and explores whether modular construction can reduce the cost of building in Philadelphia and increase investment in the city’s neighborhoods.
Philadelphia’s Development Permit Review Process: Recommendations for Reform, written by Natalie Hsueh for the City of Philadelphia, January 2010. This report spells out each step of the development process and recommends improvements for a quicker and more efficient process.
City of Philadelphia Infill Permit Guide , writen by the City of Philadelphia and the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, March 2007. This guide sets out the approval process for residential construction or reconstruction on two or fewer lots with less than 15,000 square feet of earth disturbance.
City of Philadelphia Large Scale Development Permit Guide, written by the City of Philadelphia and the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, June 2006. This guide discusses the approval process for residential construction or reconstruction on three lots or more in the city of Philadelphia.
Zoning Reforms in Major U.S. Cities, from the “If We Fix It, They Will Come” report, September 2004.