Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

COVID-19 update: The offices of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission are closed until further notice. The commission and its staff are working remotely.
Meeting notice: Our public meetings have moved online. The next meeting of the Civic Design Review committee will be held on Tuesday, November 10, at 1 p.m. on the Zoom platform. For dial-in instructions, view the meeting agenda.

What we do

As part of the Philadelphia Department of Planning and Development, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is a bridge between the public and the government.

We guide investment and growth in Philadelphia. The goal is to create neighborhoods that are well-connected, affordable, and desirable places to live and work.

As outlined in the City’s charter, PCPC oversees the:

  • Physical development plan of the City, or the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Zoning ordinances, maps, and amendments.
  • Capital Program and Budget.
  • Streets and land subdivisions.
  • Recommendations to City Council related to zoning and development legislation.

The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that focuses on land-based issues. Community groups, City Council members, and developers can use the plan as a road map for development in their areas.

Connect

Address
1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email planning@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 683-4630
TTY: (215) 683-0286
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Events

  • Nov
    10
    Civic Design Review Committee
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Zoom

    Civic Design Review Committee

    November 10, 2020
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours
    Zoom
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    Agenda, meeting materials and access information available at https://www.phila.gov/departments/philadelphia-city-planning-commission/public-meetings/  

    If you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, please join us online: You will be able to view the meeting and submit questions.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83402267866?pwd=VnJpOSs1ZFArWGkyU2dMck1sRTF6Zz09 

    The meeting will open to the public at 1:00 pm.   
    Zoom may ask you to add an extension to your web browser before you log in.
    • Webinar ID: 834 0226 7866 
    • Passcode: 850845
    If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, please join us on your landline telephone. You will be able to listen, but not see the presentation.

    • Dial: +1 646 876 9923
    • Webinar ID: 834 0226 7866
    • Passcode: 850845

    Members of the public have multiple ways to comment on agenda items. When the agenda item that you are interested in is being discussed, you can use the “raise hand” feature in Zoom. If you are joining by phone, you may also use the “raise hand” feature by dialing “*9” during the public comment period.

    We will also field questions and comments by email. Questions and comments must be received on or before the conclusion of the Civic Design Review meeting in order to be considered. Please send emails to: CDR@phila.gov.

    Recordings of the Civic Design Review meetings will be posted on the Planning Commission website.
  • Nov
    17
    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Zoom

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting

    November 17, 2020
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours
    Zoom
    map
    Agenda, meeting materials and access information available at: https://www.phila.gov/departments/philadelphia-city-planning-commission/public-meetings/  

    If you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, please join us online: You will be able to view the meeting and submit questions.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84749588857?pwd=QVFtQ1NaNkdPNXc1N1owZ3B3ODJ1Zz09

    The meeting will open to the public at 1:00 pm.
    Zoom may ask you to add an extension to your web browser before you log in.
    • Webinar ID: 847 4958 8857
    • Passcode: 466265

    If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, please join us on your landline telephone. You will be able to listen, but not see the presentation. 
    • Dial: +1 646 876 9923
    • Webinar ID: 847 4958 8857
    • Passcode: 466265

    Members of the public have multiple ways to comment on agenda items. When the agenda item that you are interested in is being discussed, you can use the “raise hand” feature in Zoom. If you are joining by phone, you may also use the “raise hand” feature by dialing “*9” during the public comment period.

    We will also field questions and comments by email. Questions and comments must be received on or before the conclusion of the Planning Commission meeting in order to be considered. Please send emails to: planning@phila.gov.

    Recordings of the Planning Commission meetings will be posted on the Planning Commission website.
  • Dec
    8
    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Zoom

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting

    December 8, 2020
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours
    Zoom
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