The City Planning Commission is aligning Philadelphia’s new zoning code with the goals of Philadelphia2035, the city’s Comprehensive Plan through its formalized public education and outreach arm, the Citizens Planning Institute. These three components — the plan, the code, and citizen engagement — make up the Integrated Planning and Zoning Process.
Philadelphia City Council passed Bill No. 110845 on December 15, 2011, which repealed and replaced Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code (Zoning and Planning) with The Final Report of the Zoning Code Commission. Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed the bill into law on December 22, 2011.
Training sessions are underway for city staff and members of the public who wish to learn more about the new code. The new Zoning Code takes effect on August 22, 2012.
Philadelphia2035 is a two phase effort. Phase I involved the creation and adoption of a Citywide Vision. This document lays out overarching goals and objectives to guide decision-makers in the different areas of physical development (neighborhoods, transportation, open space, etc). The Citywide Vision was adopted by the City Planning Commission on June 7, 2011.
We are currently in Phase II: District Plans. These plans apply the recommendations of the Citywide Vision at the local level, identifying opportunities for zoning changes, public facility improvements, and other infrastructure investments.
Two District Plans have been completed and adopted:
Two District Plans are in process:
Follow the Philadelphia2035 district planning process.