Inclusionary Zoning Bill Clears Committee, But Final Vote Delayed Until 2018

Inclusionary Zoning Bill Will Move to Final Vote in January Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez’s controversial bill requiring developers to devote a percentage of new housing to low-income residents incrementally advanced on Tuesday, but don’t expect a City Council vote on it anytime soon.

The so-called inclusionary zoning bill, including sweeping recent amendments, successfully moved out of Council’s Rules Committee. But it did not receive a recommendation for passage or rules suspension. That means it cannot receive final passage until January 25, at the earliest, when the next session of City Council begins.

It is expected that new amendments will be hammered out in the interim to address concerns with the existing legislation.

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