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Department of Planning and Development

Shaping the future of Philadelphia by planning and regulating change and growth in the City.

Department of Planning and Development

What we do

The Department of Planning and Development makes sure Philadelphia has well-planned neighborhoods, with affordable housing options and access to public art. We oversee historic preservation to honor the City’s unique history; help developers move their projects forward; create citywide and neighborhood plans; and implement zoning.

Our department includes:

  • Art Commission
  • Philadelphia City Planning Commission
  • Developer Services
  • Division of Housing and Community Development
  • Historical Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment

Other agencies have key roles, too. We also partner with:

  • Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
  • Philadelphia Land Bank
  • Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

Together these agencies are charting a vibrant future for our city.


1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102


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