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Apply to become a Fall 2016 PCPC Intern
Jul 08, 2016
For More Information please visit the PCPC Internship Program section.
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Next PCPC Commission Monthly Meeting on July 19th, 2016 @ 1 p.m.
Jun 27, 2016
The City Planning Commission monthly meeting will be convened on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 1 p.m.  The meeting will be held in Room 18-029 of the One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.
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Next Civic Design Review (CDR) Meeting July 5th, 2016
Jun 02, 2016
There will be no June CDR meeting.  The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 18-029 of the One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.  For information check the CDR webpage.  

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Next PCPC Commission Monthly Meeting on June 14th, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.
Jun 02, 2016
The City Planning Commission Monthly Meeting will be convened on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 18-029 of the One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.

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Public Hearing on Amendments to PCPC Regulations on June 6th, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.
Jun 02, 2016
The City Planning Commission will convened a public hearing to solicit feedback on proposed changes to the agency's regulations on Monday June 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 18-029 of the One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.

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Next PCPC Commission Monthly Meeting on April 19th, 2016 at 1:00pm
Mar 24, 2016
The City Planning Commission Monthly Meeting will be convened on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 18-029 of the One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.
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Next Civic Design Review (CDR) Meeting April 5th, 2016 at 1pm
Mar 24, 2016
The meeting will take place in the One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch St. 18th Floor, Planning Commission Hearing Room 18029 at 1:00 PM.
For more information check CDR webpage 
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PCPC Special Meeting March 1, 2016
Feb 19, 2016
A special meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC)
will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. EST, in Room 18-029,
One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Job Opening: City Planner 3
Dec 25, 2015
Applications for the City Planner 3 position are being accepted through December 25, 2015. Apply here
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FINAL South District Plan Public Meeting on April 16th at 6:00 PM
Apr 13, 2015
Please join PCPC for the FINAL South District Plan Public Meeting on April 16th, 6:00 PM at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, East Building 2407 S. Broad Street. For more information or to learn about the District Plan, visit us our Philadelphia2035 website
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Job Opening: CPI Program Associate
Apr 01, 2015
The Citizens Planning Institute is seeking a part-time Program Associate to assist with outreach, communications and resource development. For more information please click here. Deadline is May 5, 2015
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CDR submission documents for Feb 3rd meeting due on Jan 20th
Feb 01, 2015
All required submission documents for the February 3, 2015 CDR meeting are due to the PCPC office on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by 5pm.
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RCO List Has Been Updated
Jan 23, 2014
The list of Registered Community Organizations, current as of October 7, 2014, has now been posted here
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Upcoming POD Hearing for 1601 S. Columbus Blvd scheduled for May 20th, 2014
Nov 05, 2013
The Planning Commission will consider a Plan of Development submission for a AAA Mid-Atlantic facility (1601 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard) at its meeting of May 20, 2014. 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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