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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

  • Jan
    26
    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting

    January 26, 2021
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Online via Zoom
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    Applicants and the public may participate in the meeting in three ways: live with a computer, tablet, or smartphone; live with a telephone; and in advance by email. 


    To join with a device, go to this website on January 26. 
    • Password: 734840 


    To join with a telephone, call this number on January 26.  
    • Telephone Number: 1-301-715-8592   

    • Webinar ID: 813 2980 2308 

    • Password: 734840 



    To email comments, send them to preservation@phila.gov by 12:00 noon on January 25. 
  • Jan
    27
    Art Commission Sign Committee meeting
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Art Commission Sign Committee meeting

    January 27, 2021
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Online via Zoom
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  • Jan
    27
    Historical Commission Committee on Financial Hardship meeting
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission Committee on Financial Hardship meeting

    January 27, 2021
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours
    Online via Zoom
    map

    The public may participate in the meeting in three ways: live with a computer, tablet, or smartphone; live with a telephone; and in advance by email. 


    To join with a device, go to this website on January 27. 

    To join with a telephone, call this number on January 27. 

    • Telephone Number: 1-301-715-8592  

    • Webinar ID: 834 1860 2233 

    • Password: 124516 


    To email comments, send them to preservation@phila.gov by 12:00 noon on January 26. 

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