City of Philadelphia: Development Services
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Development Services

The Division of Development Services educates the public and developers on the approval process for City agencies. It also helps to resolve issues and answer questions that arise during the process, from concept through construction. The Division offers:

- General assistance to all property owners and developers, and
- The Development Services Committee Program for projects of more than 25 residential units or 50,000 SF of gross floor area

General Assistance

The Development Services team will help any individual, property owner, community group, or developer learn more about the development process. Staff will provide guidance about the permitting and approval processes generally or in regard to specific projects or properties. For general assistance, contact Division staff ( or 215-683-4652). 

Development Services Committee Program

The Development Services Committee Program (DSC) is a voluntary program available to developers of projects of more than 25 residential units or 50,000 SF of gross floor area. These projects can be new construction or conversions.
The Program enables developers to present plans to the Development Services Committee and:
  1. Discuss plans with representatives from each agency related to the project
  2. Receive feedback on the necessary regulatory or legal approvals
  3. Coordinate or clarify issues that may be regulated by more than one department
  4. Establish a schedule for project implementation of approvals, utility service, and public actions
To participate in the program, contact Division staff ( or 215-683-4652).

Contact Development Services

Phone: 215-683-4686

John Mondlak
Deputy Director for Development Services

Meredith Trego
Manager of Development Services

Kevin Hunter
Senior Policy Analyst

Labaron Palmer
Senior Policy Analyst

Brian Kennedy
Policy Analyst