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Department of Planning and Development

Creating strong neighborhoods with empowered residents.

Department of Planning and Development

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.


1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
TTY: (215) 683-0286


  • Jun
    Civic Design Review Committee
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Civic Design Review Committee

    June 6, 2023
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours
    Agenda, meeting materials and access information available at  

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

    • 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: 886 6790 8698
    • Passcode: 375818

    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: +1 301 715 8592
    • Webinar ID: 886 6790 8698
    • Passcode: 375818

    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:

    Recordings of the Civic Design Review meetings will be posted on the Planning Commission website.
  • Jun
    Historical Commission monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission monthly meeting

    June 9, 2023
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours
    Online via Zoom
    To watch the meeting live on Zoom using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, click on the following link on June 9.

    Meeting Password: 926355

    To listen to the meeting live on the telephone, call this number on June 9.
    Telephone Number: 267-831-0333
    Meeting ID: 852 4336 3256#
    Participant ID: #
    Meeting Password: 926355#

    To offer written comments prior to the meeting, send an email to Written comments received before noon one business day prior to the meeting will be forwarded to the Commission members.

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