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Summary of Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement began for Philadelphia2035 as a part of the Citywide Vision in 2010. Two series of public meetings were held across Philadelphia that year and attracted hundreds of participants. Community organizations, block captains, and elected officials were crucial to getting the word out about our first comprehensive planning effort in 60 years.

PCPC staff also convened stakeholder meetings with implementing agencies and key advisors, and presented to a variety of individual community and interest groups. On June 7, 2011 the Planning Commission adopted the Citywide Vision. On that same day, PCPC launched the first two of 18 District Plans.

Outreach for District Plans

Like the Citywide Vision civic engagement process, District Plans rely on community organizations, block captains, and elected officials to help us generate consensus and support for implementing plan recommendations. PCPC holds three public meetings for each District Plan. Additionally, every District Plan will have a steering committee that includes representatives of community organizations, city council offices, major land owners, key implementing agencies, and other stakeholders.

Information about public meetings and plan progress is announced through this website, facebook, twitter, email blasts, mailers to block captains, flyers distributed to community organizations, and announcements and presentations at Planning Commission meetings.


Upper North District Draft Plan Released

uno_draft_09-20-2016_forweb_page_01On September 20, PCPC released the draft plan for the Upper North District. Click the image above to download the draft plan (PDF, ~200 MB)


First Public Meeting for Far Northeast District

Please join PCPC for our first Far Northeast District Plan public meeting on September 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 10400 Roosevelt Boulevard.  Your feedback will help shape development and direct public investment. There will be a presentation of existing conditions and then interactive mapping exercises. Please contact Greg Waldman, Project Manager, for more information.


2016 Philadelphia2035 Calendar + Annual Report is Here!

This calendar is the PCPC’s Philadelphia2035 Annual Implementation update and can be downloaded here. To track the implementation of Philadelphia2035, the PCPC has created this calendar highlighting the achievements of the past year.


Hard copies are still available at the Planning Commission offices; 1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor.

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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