The costly High Rise Sprinkler Retrofit Bill that HAPCO Philadelphia helped delay is suddenly back on Philadelphia City Council’s agenda with a hearing scheduled for November 29th at 10am!

It was originally proposed back in March of 2022, but a coalition comprised of HAPCO Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Apartment Association, and others succeeded in pushing it back.

This legislation would impact high rise buildings over 60 feet and would require the retrofit installation of these sprinkler systems within each unit, without any grants or funding available.

Now, without warning, it’s back and that’s why HAPCO Philadelphia is urging rental and investment property owners to attend an emergency Zoom call Monday November 21st at 1pm.

HAPCO Philadelphia, PAA, and other coalition members will be sending a letter of protest to City Council and is also scheduling a meeting with Councilmember Mark Squilla.

If passed, this bill would be financially devastating to rental owners!