§14-1618. Special Height Controls for Arch Street. [358]


(1) Legislative Findings. The Council finds that:
(a) The Logan Square community has historically been a mixed residential, institutional, business and cultural center in the City of Philadelphia;

(b) Major public and private investments have been made and continue to be made to protect and maintain the mixed use nature, economic viability, aesthetics and historic character of this area of the City;

(c) The current provisions of the Zoning Code permit buildings of a height which may be considered as being incompatible with the general character of the area to the north of Arch street;

(d) This area is important to the historic, cultural and commercial vitality of Center City Philadelphia and buildings the height of which is out of character with the remainder of the community could have a negative impact upon this area;

(e) It is in the best interest of the property owners, business operators, residents and the City of Philadelphia that this area continues to prosper;

(f) Therefore, special height controls are needed to promote and protect the viability of this area.

(2) District Boundaries. For the purposes of this Section, the Special Height Controls for Arch Street shall apply to all properties within the area bounded by Arch street, Twenty-third street, Cuthbert street, Twenty-second street, Walden street, Twenty-first street, Cuthbert street and Twentieth street.

(3) Maximum Height. The maximum height of any building or structure within the area subject to the Special Height Controls for Arch Street shall not exceed 185 feet and six inches, excluding appurtenances thereto, in height above the average sidewalk level.

(4) Conflicting Regulations. When the provisions of this Section conflict with other provisions of this Title, the more restrictive provisions shall control.