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.
The Comprehensive Plan Planning for Philadelphia's physical development and creating a road map to achieve that vision.
Citizens Planning Institute Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is the education and outreach arm of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC).
Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) Ensuring that community members have a chance to learn about and give feedback on nearby developments that affect them.
Sep3EventCivic Design Review Committee1:00 pm to 5:00 pm1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029, Philadelphia PAEvent
Civic Design Review CommitteeSeptember 3, 20191:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029, Philadelphia PAmapAgenda and materials available at https://www.phila.gov/documents/civic-design-review-cdr-meeting-materials/
Sep9EventCitizen's Planning Institute applications closeAll DayEvent
Citizen's Planning Institute applications closeSeptember 9, 2019All DayApply online at https://citizensplanninginstitute.org/
Sep17EventPhiladelphia City Planning Commission Meeting1:00 pm to 5:00 pm1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029Event
Philadelphia City Planning Commission MeetingSeptember 17, 20191:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029map