The Planning Department manages the City's long range plans and develops ordinances and policies that implement these plans, and manages land development applications. Our mission is to shape the physical development of the City. We work closely with land developers and builders to ensure careful and thoughtful compliance with all City codes, policies and ordinances. In doing so, we help to establish safe and attractive residential neighborhoods and businesses.
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Waterfront views and large parcels of vacant land should be a good urban revitalization in a growing city like Philadelphia, but the Central Delaware waterfront has fallen short of expectations.
Metrorail has seen ridership improve in Northern Virginia, but not enough to balance out the losses to bus ridership.
With infrastructure and housing prices in the national discussion more than ever before, the federal government still doesn't seem ready to really change its ways.