The City of Philadelphia recently instituted several updates to its zoning code and adopted a new building code, which has significant implications for both new real estate development projects and changes to previously approved projects.

This program will include a discussion of the important code changes, including:

  • significant new requirements for community notice of new construction;
  • stringent procedures for the City’s administrative review of changes to projects previously approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment;
  • the new affordable housing floor area bonus;
  • deadlines for completing projects under the old building code;
  • changes to building code requirements, with implications for Board of Building Standards variances; and
  • plumbing and energy code updates.

Date & TIme

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET


Matthew N. McClure, Practice Leader, Zoning and Land Use Team, Ballard Spahr


Michael Fink, Chief Code Official, City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections

David Gest, Zoning and Land Use Team, Ballard Spahr

Eileen Quigley, Zoning and Land Use Team, Ballard Spahr

David Wilmot, Vice President, Jensen Hughes


Registration and Breakfast 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Program 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM


Ballard Spahr
1735 Market Street, 48th Floor

This program is approved for 1.5 CLE credits in PA, NY, NJ & CA. DE CLE credit is pending approval. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will also be provided for the purpose of seeking credit in other jurisdictions.

For more information, please contact Amanda Paola at 215.864.8436 or