The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter requires the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) to adopt and maintain a comprehensive plan.
Part of the Phila2035 comprehensive planning process, district plans provide recommendations on future land use, development opportunities, urban design scenarios, and proposed zoning. Philadelphia has been divided into 18 planning districts.
Philadelphia2035 recommends the completion and adoption of a Trail Master Plan to coordinate future trail development in the city. The Trail Master Plan, adopted in July 2013, inventories existing and proposed trails and prioritizes new projects.
The Philadelphia Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan presents pedestrian and bicycle existing conditions, recommended facilities and policies, and general best practices for infrastructure citywide. The Plan was adopted by the Commission in June 2012.
PCPC’s Community Planning Division prepares plans for neighborhoods, redevelopment areas and other geographic sections of the city. Staff also has an advisory role in independent community-based plans.