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City Planning Commission launches new website, includes new features to city’s new map portal

Just in time for the launch of the city’s new zoning code, the City Planning Commission debuted a new website, PlanPhilly’s Eyes on the Street reports. New website? New blog? New zoning code? The Planning Commission has had a healthy dose of transparency-focused announcements in recent weeks. Visit the new Planning Commission website here. It’s […]

Just in time for the launch of the city’s new zoning code, the City Planning Commission debuted a new website, PlanPhilly’s Eyes on the Street reports.

New website? New blog? New zoning code? The Planning Commission has had a healthy dose of transparency-focused announcements in recent weeks.

Visit the new Planning Commission website here.

It’s easy to say the new site is much more user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing (Eyes on the Street has a screenshot of the old version here), and its upgrade means more interactive data on the city’s new map portal.

There’s a map where you can check which community organization has been designated for your neighborhood, as well as the zoning designations for the different parts of the city. The map portal also houses interactive maps featuring data from the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections, which launched a new website earlier this month.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called β€œIt’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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