Photo courtesy of Morgão Papelão
Anna Verna, in an effort to appease a small minority group in Point Breeze, has put forward a bill to restrict the building of three-story homes and roof decks in that neighborhood for one year. Apparently this is legal.
According to the City of Philadelphia, Verna, the current City Council president, has “made the renovation of housing stock in neighborhoods and affordable housing a top priority.” Really? Is that why on March 3 she proposed Bill No. 110134 “prohibiting the issuance of any permit for the construction of buildings, additions or roof decks, exceeding a certain height” on properties in Point Breeze for one year?
In the city of Philadelphia, it’s legal to build up to 35 feet (three stories), and apparently also legal for a small group of individuals to persuade City Council to pass a bill of this nature (a bill that goes…