Greater Bustleton Civic League

Our mission is to preserve, improve, and ensure appropriate development. 

Upcoming Events

Sat Mar 14 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Pennypack Environmental Center Open House
Sat Apr 11 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Pennypack Environmental Center Open House
Sat May 09 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Pennypack Environmental Center Open House

The Philadelphia Zoning Code is the rule book that regulates development within the city as it relates to land uses, the type, size, and height of buildings, population density, parking requirements, placement of signs, decks, fences and more. It’s the reference book that the GBCL looks to for direction when examining project proposals. Our zoning regulations ensure that land use and buildings are compatible with their surrounding area. While far from a perfect document, the GBCL supports the guidelines set forth in the Zoning Code. The GBCL feels zoning applicants should also look to the Code for direction and be thoughtful to the viewpoints of local residents. Bustleton is considered a jewel of a section within the city and one that’s obviously worth fighting to protect. The residents of Bustleton have been very consistent with expressing their desire to maintain its organized design as it’s been officially established. As a result of our current appeal and multiple hearing appearances, the GBCL and Bustleton residents have a reputation with zoning attorneys and the ZBA as a group who will consistently show up to oppose zoning matters that reduce the quality of life and neighborhood appeal we’ve all grown to appreciate. This is a reputation we accept and will definitely maintain.