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Philadelphia City Planning Commission

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

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Notice: The Planning Commission offices are not yet open for walk-ins. Plan reviews are available via eCLIPSE or by scheduling an in-person appointment. To learn how to participate in our remote meetings, see our public meetings page.

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.


1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax: (215) 683-4630
TTY: (215) 683-0286

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  • Jul
    Civic Design Review Committee
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Civic Design Review Committee

    July 2, 2024
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours
    Agenda, meeting materials and access information available at  

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

    • The Civic Design Review Committee meeting will begin at 1:00 PM
    • Zoom may ask you to add an extension to your web browser before you log in. 
    • Webinar ID: 848 2820 6308
    • Passcode: 001767

    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: +1 301 715 8592
    • Webinar ID: 848 2820 6308
    • Passcode: 001767

    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:

    Recordings of the Civic Design Review meetings will be posted on the Planning Commission website.