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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
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Our programs

Events

  • Oct
    7
    Art Commission meeting
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm
    1515 Arch Street - Room 18029

    Art Commission meeting

    October 7, 2020
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    1515 Arch Street - Room 18029
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    Meeting length may vary depending on the agenda.
  • Oct
    9
    Historical Commission monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission monthly meeting

    October 9, 2020
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hours
    Online via Zoom
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