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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

  • Jul
    21
    CANCELED - Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029

    CANCELED - Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting

    July 21, 2020
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours
    1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029
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    The July meeting of the Planning Commission has been canceled.
  • Jul
    28
    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Online

    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting

    July 28, 2020
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Online
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