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


Tracking and Reporting Implementation

Implementation is happening all the time! Through the ongoing work of many partners and agencies lots of individual projects are adding up to real change and improvement across Philadelphia’s built environment. Each year, we highlight our collective progress in an annual report that doubles as a wall calendar. Read the 201720162015, 2014, and 2013 editions.

Implementation happens on many levels.  Neighborhood non-profits, community development corporations and business associations are working on many of the recommendations for neighborhoods and commercial corridors.  City agencies, such as Parks and Recreation, Health Department and the Department of Public Property are working on implementing recommendations for city facilities.  Other agencies, such as the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Schuylkill River Development Corporation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy are working on new trails and parks.

The staff of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission is also working on implementation. Each year, staff at the PCPC work with other agencies in creating the Capital Budget and Program.  As recommendations in the District Plans are adopted, these help prioritize the expenditures in the program.

Staff is also helping to implement individual recommendations in the Citywide Vision and the various district plans. To date, PCPC has been awarded over $1M in grants for follow-up studies to create new trails, improve dangerous intersections and revitalize public spaces.

Several staffers are dedicated to working with City Council on updates to the official zoning map. The process includes multiple meetings with City Council, neighborhood groups and stakeholders.  Below is a flow chart for the remapping process and an update on our progress.



Implementation highlights for citywide objectives and strategies identified in the Citywide Vision, the overarching document that created the framework for the District Plans, can be found on the Citywide Vision page. To follow implementation efforts for specific district plans, visit the pages of our adopted plans: Central, Central Northeast, Lower NorthLower Northeast, Lower NorthwestLower South, SouthWest Park, and University Southwest. Zoning-related implementation updates can be found within each district’s Zoning Remapping tab, while projects outside of zoning will be listed under the Implementation tab.

We are making every effort to keep the information up-to-date. It’s a big city, and we’re happy to say there’s a lot happening! We welcome feedback, questions, corrections, and additions at


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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