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Philadelphia 2035: The Comprehensive Plan

Phase one of the Comprehensive Plan is the Citywide Vision. This document lays out broad, far-reaching goals for the future, building on our strengths of a strong a metropolitan center, diverse neighborhoods, and industrial legacy areas ripe for renewal and redevelopment. 

Implementing the objectives and strategies under each of the goals will contribute to a stronger economy, a healthier population, and a smaller environmental footprint in the years to come. Additionally, The Citywide Vision forecasts an additional 100,000 residents and 40,000 jobs in Philadelphia in 2035. 

The City Planning Commission adopted the Citywide Vision in June 2011. Since then, PCPC staff has been working on 18 strategic District Plans, taking the broad objectives of the Citywide Vision, along with other City strategies and adopted plans and applying them at the Planning District level. These District Plans guide investments in City-owned facilities, zoning map revisions, and zoning recommendations given by staff to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Phase two of the Comprehensive Plan includes 18 District Plans.  These provide recommendations for land use, zoning, City facilities, historic preservation, vacant land management, parks and recreation, transportation, and public investments.
Read the adopted District Plans for the Central, Central Northeast, Lower Far Northeast, Lower North, Lower Northeast, Lower Northwest, Lower South, Lower Southwest, North Delaware, River Wards, South, University Southwest, Upper Far Northeast, Upper North and West Park districts.


Participate in the North and West District Plans.

View the Philadelphia 2035 video.