Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC)

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The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) gives the following descriptive information:
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is an independent agency of the Philadelphia city government. PCPC is comprised of professional planners who typically have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Urban Planning. Their work includes:
  • Attending community meetings to understand local interests.
  • Reviewing choices the city makes about buying and selling land.
  • Making recommendations about land use, zoning and new building projects to City Council, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and other agencies.
  • Recommending how to distribute scarce city funds for public facilities.
  • Creating and implementing plans that reflect community vision.

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