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§ 14-506. /Ncp, North Central Philadelphia Overlay District.

(a) Purposes.

The /NCP, North Central Philadelphia Overlay district is established to help:

(.1) preserve and protect the area from the conversion of houses into multi-family buildings that have the potential to destabilize the area;

(.2) sustain and promote single-family residential uses;

(.3) prevent declining property values;

(.4) discourage nonresidential parking as a main use; and

(.5) foster the preservation and development of this section of the City in accordance with its special character.

(b) District Boundaries.

The Subarea A /NCP district regulations apply to all residentially-zoned properties within the following areas, as shown on the following map for illustrative purposes only:

(.1) Beginning at its northwest boundary and proceeding east, the area bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue, 12th Street, Oxford Street, 11th Street, Cecil B. Moore Avenue, 9th Street, Master Street, 11th Street, Stiles Street, 12th Street, Flora Street, and 13th Street.

(.2) All properties fronting on the west side of 13th Street between Jefferson Street and Oxford Street.

(.3) The area bounded by 13th Street, Susquehanna Avenue, 11th Street, and Diamond Street.

(.4) The area bounded by Girard Avenue, Watts Street, Parish Street, Park Street, Brown Street and 12th Street.

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(c) Use Regulations.

The following uses are prohibited in the Subarea A /NCP district:

(.1) Multi-family buildings;

(.2) Rooming houses;

(.3) Boarding houses;

(.4) Housing, not owner-occupied, for students (as defined by § 14-203(325) (Student)); and

(.5) Fraternity and sorority houses.

(a) District Boundaries.

The Subarea B /NCP district regulations apply to all CMX-4-zoned properties in the area bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue, 11th Street, Montgomery Avenue, and 12th Street, as shown on the following map for illustrative purposes only.

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(b) Regulations.

(.1) Individual dwelling units in multi-family residential buildings may house up to four persons unrelated by blood, marriage, adoption, or foster-child status.

(.2) The maximum floor area ratio shall be 650% of lot area.

(.3) Additional gross floor area, as set forth in § 14-702 (Floor Area Bonuses), shall be prohibited.

(.4) Residential buildings containing 25 or more dwelling units shall provide at least one parking space for every three dwelling units.

(.5) Accessory parking lots shall be permitted by right.

(c) Sunset Provision.

The provisions of this § 14-506(2) (Subarea B) shall expire on December 31, 2016.

(a) District Boundaries.

The Subarea C /NCP district regulations apply to all RM-1 lots within the area bounded by 20th Street, Margie Street, Glenwood Avenue, 20th Street, Ridge Avenue, College Avenue, 20th Street, Girard Avenue, Ninth Street, and Lehigh Avenue, as shown on the following map for illustrative purposes only.

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(b) Permitted Number of Dwelling Units.

A minimum 425 sq. ft. of lot area is required per dwelling unit. Whenever the calculation of permitted number of dwelling units results in a fraction of a dwelling unit, then the number of permitted dwelling units shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number.

(c) Required Parking.

Parking shall not be required for the first three dwelling units, and thereafter, shall be required at a ratio of three parking spaces for every ten dwelling units.

(d) Temporary Real Estate Sign Regulations.

(.1) All signs located on a property advertising the availability of rental units shall be removed within seven (7) days following the rental, lease, or occupancy of the last available unit in the property.

(.2) No such sign shall be artificially illuminated.

(.3) The erection of such signs on properties upon which there are no vacancies is prohibited.

(.4) No such sign shall exceed a maximum gross area of twenty-five (25) square feet.

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