What we do
The Department of Planning and Development makes sure Philadelphia has well-planned neighborhoods, with affordable housing options and access to public art. We oversee historic preservation to honor the City’s unique history; help developers move their projects forward; create citywide and neighborhood plans; and implement zoning.
Our department includes:
- Art Commission
- Philadelphia City Planning Commission
- Division of Development Services
- Division of Housing and Community Development
- Historical Commission
- Zoning Board of Adjustment
Other agencies have key roles, too. We also partner with:
- Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
- Philadelphia Land Bank
- Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
Together these agencies are charting a vibrant future for our city.
Anne Fadullon is the City’s director of Planning and Development. She oversees agencies charged with creating and implementing strategies to grow Philadelphia’s population and economic base with vibrant neighborhoods, affordable housing options, historic resources, and well-designed public spaces.
Fadullon has nearly 30 years of real estate development experience. She most recently worked at the Dale Corporation developing affordable, mixed-income, market-rate and mixed-use projects. She is a past president of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia and previously worked at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.
Fadullon has a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and economics from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
John Mondlak is the deputy director for development services in the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Planning and Development.
Development Services works with developers, government, and institutions to facilitate the approval process for real estate development. At any time, Development Services is assisting several dozen firms with their development plans while tracking several hundred projects working their way through the system.
John managed the Development Services Program in the Department of Commerce for five years. Before that he worked for 11 years in the City Solicitor’s Office. As divisional deputy city solicitor for real estate & economic development he regularly represented the Departments of Commerce, Public Property, Streets, and Records. He has also represented the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Art Commission, and other departments, boards and commissions.
John has taught as an adjunct professor at Peirce College in the areas of real estate, intellectual property, research and writing. Prior to joining the City, he practiced civil litigation in Philadelphia.