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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.


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!

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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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