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Project Reviews

Registered Community Organizations (RCO)

The RCO system is designed to improve community notification of proposed developments and make community involvement more predictable across the city.

Civic Design Review

Civic Design Review is a review process for projects that meet certain thresholds described in the revised zoning code which goes into effect on August 22, 2012

Zoning

The Zoning Code Commission developed a new code that was enacted into law December 2011, and that takes effect on August 22, 2012.

Regulations

In April 2012, the City Planning Commission updated its regulations pertaining to the mission, procedures and functions of the agency.

Review Requirements

Planning Commission review and signature is a prerequisite for many plans seeking permits through the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).

  • All revisions to lot lines
  • New construction projects
  • Construction on lots greater than 15,000 square feet
  • Projects within the Wissahickon Watershed
  • Projects built in floodplains
  • Changes to masterplan districts (IDD, RC-6, etc.)
  • Landscaping around telecommunication towers
  • Facade review on certain blocks of Chestnut, Walnut, and Broad Streets (Urban Design Unit)
  • Changes in Neighborhood Conservation Districts (Urban Design Unit)