Philadelphia City Planning Commission

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

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Public meetings notice: Meetings of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission have moved online. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 1 p.m. For more information, view our latest agendas and minutes. If you are unable to connect, please email for help.

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

Our programs

Get updates from the City Planning Commission

Sign up to receive tentative agendas prior to all scheduled City Planning Commission meetings.


  • Oct
    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting

    October 20, 2020
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 hours

    Pleaseclick the link below to join the webinar:

    Webinar ID: 849 1770 3531


    OriPhone one-tap :

        US:+13017158592,,84917703531#,,,,,,0#,,269725#  or+13126266799,,84917703531#,,,,,,0#,,269725#


       Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

           US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or+1 346 248 7799  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1253 215 8782

    WebinarID: 849 1770 3531


       International numbers available: