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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.
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 
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
Apply to become a Spring 2016 PCPC Intern
Feb 09, 2016
For More Information please visit the PCPC Internship Program section.
Job Opening: City Planner 3
Dec 25, 2015
Applications for the City Planner 3 position are being accepted through December 25, 2015. Apply here
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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. 
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
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. 
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
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. 
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
Plan Review Counter Closed on Tuesday Jan 20th, 2015
The plan review counters at the PCPC will be closed on Tuesday January 20, 2015 for the day, no plans will be reviewed or taken in. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 9am.