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Mr. Thomas A. Chapman

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Blank Rome LLP
One Logan Square
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19103
United States

Company Description: Blank Rome LLP is one of America's largest law firms. With nearly 500 attorneys serving clients across the United States, Blank Rome is a national law firm...   more

Employment History


  • Bachelor of Arts degree , Psychology
    LaSalle University
  • Doctor of Law
    Widener University School of Law
32 Total References
Web References
Blank Rome LLP Real Estate Counsel Brings City Planning Experience, 7 Mar 2007 [cached]
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Chapman has joined the Firm as Of Counsel in the institutional real estate group. Mr. Chapman comes to Blank Rome after nearly 30 years of service with the City of Philadelphia's Planning Commission, and will be based in Blank Rome's Philadelphia office.
Prior to joining Blank Rome, Mr. Chapman served as the Acting Executive Director and Secretary for Strategic Planning of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. In this capacity, Mr. Chapman was responsible for all functions of the Philadelphia municipal planning agency, including managing the capital program and budget, reviewing zoning legislation, and preparing and implementing the city's land use and environmental laws and regulations. Mr. Chapman reported directly to the Mayor of Philadelphia.
Before being named acting executive director, Mr. Chapman worked in various positions within the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for more than 25 years. He gained extensive experience in city, state and federal zoning and development controls; municipal land use and zoning process, and reviewing development plans for regulatory compliance.
A resident of Philadelphia, Mr. Chapman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Chapman received his Doctor of Law from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from LaSalle University.
Thomas A. Chapman
Plan for the Central Delaware: Transforming Philadelphia's Waterfront » Project Team, 2 Dec 2012 [cached]
Thomas A. Chapman, Esq.
Blank Rome, LLC - Partner
Mr. Chapman concentrates his practice in the area of zoning, land use, subdivision and real estate development. Mr. Chapman is a frequent lecturer on zoning, planning, land use and other development issues concerning the City of Philadelphia. Prior to entering private practice, Mr Chapman was employed by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, serving most recently as the Acting Executive Director and Secretary for Strategic Planning and serving in the Mayor's Cabinet.
The Avenue of the Arts - Philadelphia’s premier cultural and entertainment district., 19 Feb 2009 [cached]
Thomas Chapman* Acting Executive Director Philadelphia City Planning Commission
News Gleaner, 12 Dec 2002 [cached]
City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, with Thomas Chapman of the City Planning Commission. (Photo by David J. Foster)
The proposal is the first step in "finding areas of the city where new homes and even new neighborhoods can be built," said Thomas Chapman, director of developmental planning for the City Planning Commission."It's a long-range plan that could take 20 to 30 years to fully implement." The plan, now before City Council's Rules Committee, re-zones a section of the Delaware River waterfront between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Rhawn Street to dissuade undesirable businesses, like junkyards and slaughterhouses, from taking advantage of the area's current zoning designation as largely heavy industrial.The new zoning is designed to stabilize and clean up an area now scarred with empty lots, scrap heaps and crumbling concrete, evidence of the area's history as a manufacturing behemoth. Krajewski, retiring U.S. Rep.
Chapman assured them the Zoning Board of Adjustment would be receptive to their plight.
Philadelphia Daily News | 04/12/2006 | Group hopes Uptown soon will be on upswing, 12 April 2006 [cached]
Thomas Chapman, acting executive director of the City Planning Commission, said the city tonight will release a new plan for the 3.5-mile stretch from City Hall to North Broad Station at an event at Temple University.
Back in 2001, the Planning Commission began work on a report titled "A 21st Century Vision of North Broad Street" but the document never saw the light of day.The new plan is called "Extending the Vision for North Broad Street."
While declining to discuss the plan's findings, Chapman said it makes the case for improving the street's "presence as an asset."
Meanwhile, Chapman said that in the last year the city has been spending almost $10 million to enhance North Broad with new sidewalks and curbs, trees and street lights, special pedestrian crossings and new pedestrian-friendly traffic lights.
And just last week, Gov.
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