The primary duties of the Urban Design Division include:
The scale of projects that are undertaken by the Urban Design Division range from specific sites to City districts encompassing several neighborhoods
When projects require a review from Urban Design Staff.
Projects whose addresses fall within Overlay districts or Neighborhood Conservation districts require review by the Urban Design division. These include the Center City Overlay, the Queen Village Neighborhood Conservation District, and parking garages that fall within RMX-3, CMX-4, and CMX-5 zoning districts. For more information seeing the Philadelphia Zoning Code, sections 5-37 for the Center City Overlay, 5-57 for Queen Village Neighborhood Conservation District, and 8-21 for Motor Vehicle Parking Standards in RMX-3, CMX-4, and CMX-5 zoning districts.