Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections Provides Guidance for Ongoing Construction Projects
In response to the City of Philadelphia’s new Business Activity and Stay Home Order which went into effect this morning at 8:00 am to restrict Philadelphia’s business and personal activities and gatherings, the City’s Department of Licenses and Inspections issued guidance for Philadelphia’s developers who are in the middle of on-going construction projects. Under this guidance, the City has allowed construction work to continue through Friday, March 27, 2020 so long as it is halted by 5:00 p.m . Additionally, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, all construction sites must be made safe and secure. Contractors are encouraged to use this time to take the necessary steps to protect their properties and projects from damage and trespass, remove or secure items that could become loose, and complete any necessary work required to ensure the structural integrity of the buildings.
Please note, that while construction must be halted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, routine maintenance and repair of existing structures may continue throughout the duration of the Business Activity and Stay Home Order, as well as emergency systems’ repair and replacement. Please contact our office to find out more about the City’s requirements for completing emergency systems’ repair and replacement during the Business Activity and Stay Home Order period. Additionally, please note, this is a fluid situation upon which the City’s guidelines and directives are subject to change. We would recommend contacting one of our attorneys prior to commencement of any repair and replacement projects at your property.

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