Preservation

Farnham, Of Historical Commission, Postpones Discussion Of Rule Change

March 7, 2013 | by Christopher Mote

 

400 S. 40th Street in 1963 | Photo: PhillyHistory.org, a project of the Philadelphia Department of Records

400 S. 40th Street in 1963 | Photo: PhillyHistory.org, a project of the Philadelphia Department of Records

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has postponed its discussion of the proposed changes to its rules and regulations. The discussion, which was on the agenda for Friday’s meeting, will be tabled owing to the absence of Chairman Sam Sherman, who is out of town because of an “urgent personal matter,” as announced by Commission director Jonathan Farnham Thursday morning. For our news report and analysis of the proposed change, click HERE.

The proposed changes to the rules affect the Commission’s financial hardship ordinance and could effectively give the Commission more leeway in approving demolition of historically listed properties.

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Christopher Mote Christopher Mote covers stories of preservation, planning, zoning and development. He lives in South Philadelphia and has a special fondness for brownstone churches and mansard roofs.

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