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For questions about citywide comprehensive planning, contact Alan Urek.
For questions about plan implementation, contact Eleanor Sharpe.
For questions about district planning, contact Laura Spina.
For questions about particular planning districts, contact the appropriate planning division staff (see below).

Executive Staff

Gary J. Jastrzab
Executive Director

Alan Urek, AICP
Deputy Executive Director

Eleanor Sharpe, AICP, LEED AP
Deputy Executive Director

Planning Division Director

Laura M. Spina

Planning Division Staff

The Planning Division staff works geographically to cover all areas of Philadelphia. We work in three clusters that collaboratively address planning and development issues in groups of adjacent planning districts.  Staff with district names under them are primary contacts for questions about those districts, but all staff within that geographic cluster are available to assist you.

Planning Division staff work on day-to-day matters (reviewing cases seeking zoning variances and special exceptions, attending Registered Community Organization meetings, etc.) as well as long-term planning and implementation projects (District Plans, including public outreach and the writing of the plan documents, working with RCOs and City Council offices on zoning remapping bills as recommended in District Plans, etc.).

Philadelphia2035 Remapping & RCO Coordination Staff

Andrew Meloney

Mason Austin

Amy Miller

West/Central/South Cluster

Martine Decamp (cluster leader)
Lower SouthwestUniversity Southwest

Ian Litwin

Nicole Ozdemir
Lower SouthSouth

Brian Wenrich
WestWest Park

North/Northwest Cluster

Matt Wysong — Cluster leader
Upper Northwest, Lower NorthwestUpper North

Dave Fecteau
Lower North, River Wards

Ashley Richards
NorthRiver Wards

Northeast Cluster

Larissa Klevan — Cluster leader
Lower NortheastNorth Delaware

Nicholas Landa
Upper Far NortheastLower Far Northeast

Michael Thompson
Central Northeast


Lower Southwest 1st Public Meeting


Please join us for the first public meeting for the Lower Southwest District Plan on Monday, November 9th. The meeting will be held at Ezekiel Baptist Church (5701 Grays Avenue) from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. The plan will make recommendations for zoning changes, city-owned land and facilities, and public investments in Lower Southwest Philadelphia. For more information, click here for the flyer.

North Delaware 2nd Public Meeting

Join us for North Delaware’s 2nd public meeting on Thursday, October 22nd at Abraham Lincoln High School, 3201 Ryan Avenue. The meeting will take place from 7:00-8:30pm, with doors opening at 6:45pm. For more info, click on the flyer or contact Larissa Klevan, project manager, at or 215-683-4649. ND_Public Meeting_2 Flyer_cs5_v1

Phila2035 CONNECT Update for 2015

Take a look at some recent projects and initiatives that best represent how the City has been achieving the CONNECT goals of the Phila2035 Comprehensive Plan!


Phila2035 THRIVE Update for 2015

Check out some recent developments and initiatives that best represent how the City has been achieving the THRIVE goals of the Phila2035 Comprehensive Plan!

July 2015 THRIVE_image

Citywide Vision is available for download

Click here to download the full plan (70mb PDF), or click here for the summary document (6mb).

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