Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 01 to noon on Tuesday, March 02

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Department of Planning and Development

Creating strong neighborhoods with empowered residents.

Department of Planning and Development

COVID-19 updates: The Department of Planning and Development has issued emergency regulations governing “deemed approvals.” Effective March 19, its non-performance of review should not be deemed approval or denial of any applications, plans, materials, or documents subject to review. The ZBA has also adopted new regulations on filing deadlines and hearing notices (PDF). For more information, visit the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

What we do

The Department of Planning and Development works in collaboration with communities to promote, plan, preserve, and develop successful neighborhoods for all.

Reaching these goals requires city agencies to work together with residents, businesses, developers, advocates, funders, and each other. Planning and Development has a team of agencies that do just that. Our agencies include:

We also partner with the PHDC.

Together we are charting a vibrant future for our city.

Connect

Address
1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email planning.development@phila.gov
TTY: (215) 683-0286
Social

Events

  • Mar
    2
    Civic Design Review Committee
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Zoom

    Civic Design Review Committee

    March 2, 2021
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours
    Zoom
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    Agenda, meeting materials and access information available at https://www.phila.gov/departments/philadelphia-city-planning-commission/public-meetings/  


    If you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, please join us online:
    You will be able to view the meeting and submit questions.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86177162083?pwd=R3hIZU15aW9nNENvclU2U1Z6cUh5

    • The Civic Design Review Committee meeting will begin at 1:00 PM
    • Zoom may ask you to add an extension to your web browser before you log in. 
    • Webinar ID: 861 7716 2083
    • Passcode: 530407

    If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, please join us on your landline telephone. You will be able to listen, but not see the presentation. 
    • Dial: +1-929-205-6099
    • Webinar ID: 861 7716 2083
    • Passcode: 530407

    Members of the public have multiple ways to comment on agenda items. When the agenda item that you are interested in is being discussed, you can use the “raise hand” feature in Zoom. If you are joining by phone, you may also use the “raise hand” feature by dialing “*9” during the public comment period. 

    We will also field questions and comments by email. Questions and comments must be received on or before the conclusion of the Civic Design Review meeting in order to be considered. Please send emails to: CDR@phila.gov

    Recordings of the Civic Design Review meetings will be posted on the Planning Commission website.
  • Mar
    3
    Historical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meeting
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meeting

    March 3, 2021
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Online via Zoom
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    Property owners, owners’ representatives, and the public may participate in the meeting in threeways: live with a computer, tablet, or smartphone; live with a telephone; and in advance byemail. 

    To watch/listen to and speak during the remote Committee on HistoricDesignation meeting live on Zoom using your computer, tablet, orsmartphone, click on the following link on March3: 
    Link: https://bit.ly/chdmar3 
    Passcode: 525478 

    To listen to and speak during the remote Committee on HistoricDesignation meeting live on the telephone, call the following telephonenumber on March 3: 
    Telephone Number: 1-301-715-8592 
    Webinar ID: 818 9182 5837 
    Passcode: 525478 

    To email comments, send them to preservation@phila.gov prior to 12:00 noon on March 2.  
  • Mar
    10
    Art Commission meeting
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Art Commission meeting

    March 10, 2021
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Online via Zoom
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