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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.


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

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  • May
    Historical Commission monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission monthly meeting

    May 14, 2021
    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 May 14.
    Password: 770735

    To listen to the meeting live on the telephone, call this number on May 14.
    Telephone Number: 1-301-715-8592
    Webinar ID: 828 0782 1901
    Password: 770735

    To offer written comments prior to the meeting, send an email to Written comments received before 12:00 noon the day prior to the meeting will be forwarded to the Commission members.

    After the meeting, you can watch a recording of the meeting (and other earlier meetings) on the Recordings page of the Historical Commission’s website.

    For more information on the remote meeting, see the FAQs for Historical Commission’s Remote Meeting.
  • May
    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting

    May 25, 2021
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours