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Civic Design Review

Civic Design Review has now added a Sustainability Checklist. This will be required of all applicants, beginning with new project submissions for the September 6, 2016 Civic Design Review.

Please use this link for the
Civic Design Review Sustainability Checklist.
Civic Design Review is a review process for projects that meet certain thresholds described in the revised zoning code that went into effect on August 22, 2012. For consideration, these projects will require meetings with a community stakeholder group and an advisory design board appointed by the Mayor. To understand which conditions will trigger a Civic Design Review, see section section 14-304(5) from Philadelphia Zoning Code. To understand what constitutes a meeting with a community stakeholder group follow this link for RCO Meetings under the Zoning Code.
For a complete description of the Civic Design Review process, follow these links for the introductory Civic Design Review Brochure which details submission requirements. 

To make a submission, follow this link to the CDR Application Form. For the required Sustainability Checklist, follow this link to the Civic Design Review Sustainability Checklist. For the required Complete Streets checklist for City Planning Commission and Civic Design Reviews, follow this link to the Planning Commission Complete Streets Handbook Checklist.
To view the CDR application of projects submitted for review, follow the link associated with the project name.

Date of CDR Review:          Project Title:
October 4, 2016                  2013 Ridge Avenue
                                         2402-44 Market Street
                                         1612-14 Chancellor Street
                                         2501 Washington Avenue
                                         309-315 Callowhill Street
                                         1845 Hartranft Street
                                         4440-42 Ridge Avenue

The agenda for the October 4, 2016 Civic Design Review can be found by following the link to October 4, 2016 agenda.

September 6, 2016 Meeting Findings
To see the findings of the CDR committee, which summarize the review for each project, follow this link to September 6, 2016 findings.