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.
The Callowhill-Chinatown North Strategic Plan proposes the future land use and zoning in the former Callowhill Industrial District. It also provides open space and transportation recommendations.
Philadelphia2035 recommends the completion and adoption of a Trail Master Plan to coordinate future trail development in the city. The Philadelphia Trail Master Plan 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.
The Master Plan for the Central Delaware was adopted by the PCPC on March 6, 2012, making it part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The plan aims to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into an authentic extension of adjacent neighborhoods.
The Master Plan Study for the Lower Schuylkill River District is a collaborative effort to create a blueprint for high-quality sustainable redevelopment of the historically industrial corridor along the east and west banks of the Lower Schuylkill River.
The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation sponsored this study with support from PCPC and Commerce to provide policy direction for industrial land use, in light of ongoing efforts to update the City’s zoning code and comprehensive plan.
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.