PROGRESSIVE ZONING

Recognizing a shift in company and employee preferences, the King of Prussia District is working in conjunction with Upper Merion Township to update the zoning throughout King of Prussia.

Transformation through imagination.

The King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) provides a progressive approach to zoning, so that your career, family, and fun are never far apart. As such, King of Prussia is evolving into a mixed-use, increasingly walkable environment that integrates the most important components of a healthy life.

We believe in transformative zoning as a necessary feature of America’s most forward-thinking Edge City.

Recognizing a shift in company and employee preferences for mixed-use, pedestrian oriented amenities, Upper Merion Township (UMT) and King of Prussia District collaborated to produce a new mixed-use district for the area encompassing the King of Prussia business park. The new zoning district and SALDO is a major step toward restoring the area to its past status as suburban Philadelphia’s premier office park. Changes to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance were also made to improve design standards and encourage institutional quality investments.

Highlights of the Zoning Code Revisions (adopted on September 18, 2014)

  • Consolidate AR, AR1 and SM districts into one mixed-use district
  • Encourage assembly of larger parcels for redevelopment
  • Permit multi-family housing and service retail
  • Permit more compact development, especially near future rail stations
  • Reduce parking requirements/promote shared parking strategies
  • Promote more sustainable design practices

Highlights of the Subdivision and Land Use Development Ordinance (SALDO) Revisions (adopted on September 18, 2014)

  • Promote pedestrian friendly design standards
  • Promote alternative transportation options
  • Introduce Architectural Design Standards that promote sustainability
  • Encourage institutional quality investments through the use of durable building materials and improved site design standards

KOP-BID and UMT passed the new zoning district ordinance in September 2014.