Looking to buy a corner property already setup as 2 separate units. Bottom basement unit is above grade, got separate kitchen, bathroom and entrance. Was used once as 2-family back when, but since owner has turned into 1-family. Have to call zoning to find out if could be re-zoned into 2-family. Anyone has experience doing this in Philly, and how hard is it?
What’s the zoning and land area?
You can go to atlas.phila.gov search the address and check zoning and licenses
@Mayer M. zoning is now RSA-5. I can see in the permits, the mention of proposed use as 2-family in the past
The question is was it approved. It should show in the licenses section of atlas. If approved it should also show an active use permit for a two family dwelling
If you need help PM me and provide the address and I’ll look everything up
@Mayer M. just connected with you. I do see in the permit, but not in licenses (only business rental license to operate as rentals for 2 units). Address wil provide in IM
K give me a few and I’ll check it out
Got the PM and looked at the address.
The property is zoned single family and it appears at one point it was used as a duplex but then in March 2000 the use was changed from two family to single family and is therefore not currently a legal two family. Should you want it to be a legal two family you would need to go through the variance process and get an attorney and architect involved. Wether or not it would get approved is another story.
Hi @Mayer M. Thank you a bunch looking into this for me. Appreciate all the help