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Civic Design Review



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:
November 28, 2017              4125 Chestnut Street
                                          2200 W. Oxford Street
                                          2301-15 Emerald Street

The agenda for the November 28, 2017 Civic Design Review can be found by following the link to the November 28, 2017 agenda.

November 7, 2017 Meeting Findings

To see the some of the findings of the CDR committee, which summarize the review for each project, follow this link to November 7, 2017 findings.