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March 4th Civic Design Review (CDR) meeting Cancelled
Feb 27, 2014
Next Meeting on April 1, 2014
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Job Openings at PCPC
Jan 28, 2014
The City Planning Commission is accepting applications for City Planner 2 (General) and City Planner 2 (Urban Design) positions. Deadline is February 7, 2014.
Click here to apply
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Upcoming POD Hearing
Nov 05, 2013
The Planning Commission will consider a Plan of Development submission for Rennaissance Plaza (400 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard) at its meeting of November 19, 2013. The meeting is open to the public, and will take place in the Commission Hearing Room, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor at 1pm.
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One-Year Zoning Code Review available
Jul 23, 2013
A new zoning code was signed into law by Mayor Michael A. Nutter on December 22, 2011 and became effective on August 22, 2012. In the enacting legislation for the new zoning code, City Council directed the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections (L&I), the Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), the Commerce Director, and the Chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) to submit a “One-Year Review” assessing the code’s achievement of the goals outlined above.

The report was submitted to City Council on August 22, 2013, the one year anniversary of the code’s effective date. This document serves as the One-Year Review and sets forth the joint analysis by L&I, PCPC, Commerce, and ZBA of the City’s experience with the new zoning code and recommendations to further amend the zoning code. In the past year, City Council has amended certain aspects of the new zoning code. This One-Year Review evaluates the new zoning code in its amended form.
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Germantown's Maplewood Mall receives funding
Jul 01, 2013
PCPC is working with Councilwoman Cindy Bass' office, and the departments of Commerce, Streets, and Parks and Recreation on a redesign of Maplewood Mall, a commercial, semi-pedestrianized street in central Germantown. At a June 22 block party, PCPC staff gathered public ideas about the project. Read the summary here
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PCPC awarded over $500,000 through two grant programs
May 29, 2013
The City Planning Commission is the recipient of two recent grant awards that will implement projects recommended in the city's Comprehensive Plan, Philadelphia2035. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded PCPC $200,000 to study the revitalization of industrial properties along the Frankford Creek, where new trails and open space are envisioned. ArtPlace America awarded PCPC $335,150 for Destination Frankford, a multi-pronged effort to increase the vibrancy of Frankford's commercial corridor through public art, streetscaping, and a new storefront dedicated to local artists. Click the hyperlinks to read the full details about these exciting awards. 
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PCPC has won the American Planning Association's Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice for our Integrated Planning and Zoning Process
Jan 09, 2013
PCPC has won the American Planning Association's Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice for our Integrated Planning and Zoning Process which includes the new zoning code and our comprehensive plan, Philadelphia2035. Read the full announcement here
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Zoning Administrative Manual available for new code
Aug 21, 2012
Whether you are a developer, an investor, or a concerned citizen, the Zoning Administrative Manual, or ZAM, will help you navigate through Philadelphia's zoning process with the most up-to-date information on procedures, forms, and best practices. 
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Registered Community Organizations map available
Aug 21, 2012
Philadelphia's new zoning code establishes a registry of community organizations, or RCO's. These groups receive advance notice of projects requiring special review. A map of current RCO's is now available
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Zoning Code resources
Aug 21, 2012
The first comprehensive rewrite of Philadelphia's zoning code in 50 years went into effect on August 22nd, 2012. The full code text and a map showing the new zoning districts are now available. 
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PCPC launches new blog - Philadelphia Planeto
Aug 16, 2012
In order to keep you up-to-date on all things related to Philadelphia2035, the City's comprehensive plan, we've launched a new blog.  Visit us at philadelphiaplaneto
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