Following more than nine months of negotiations, the Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted to support developer Richard Snowden’s proposal for a mixed-use project in the 8200 block of Germantown Avenue. CHCA’s vote paves the way for a vote by Philadelphia City Council.

Mr. Snowden’s development plans hinge on City Council approval of three bills. Mr. Snowden’s attorney, Ballard Spahr’s Matthew N. McClure, said: “You have a situation where you can’t do anything with this property” under the current zoning. “The zoning board is for nips and tucks, not for large-scale relief,” Mr. McClure said.