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File #: 160294    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/7/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/7/2016
Title: Congratulating the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for being awarded the American Planning Association's 2016 National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones
Attachments: 1. Signature16029400.pdf
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Congratulating the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for being awarded the American Planning Association's 2016 National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency.

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WHEREAS, The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) employs 47 planners, architects, urban designers and geographic information systems specialists. The agency has no small task in guiding development in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, PCPC performs numerous duties for the City, including preparation of the Capital Program and Capital Budget; preparation of proposed zoning ordinances, maps and amendments; approval of plans for streets and regulations governing the subdivision of land; and preparation of a Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, A particularly noteworthy endeavor of PCPC has been its Philadelphia2035 comprehensive plan for the City. The plan includes a Citywide Vision, 18 individual District Plans (10 of which have already been adopted) and specific recommendations to make Philadelphia a more livable and economically competitive City as a whole. The public, city agencies, elected officials and major institutions have all weighed in on this plan to create a vision for the future of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, PCPC has taken important steps to ensure that its work reflects the vision of Philadelphia's population. Embracing the challenge of educating the public about planning issues, PCPC operates the Citizens Planning Institute, which offers courses about planning, zoning and development to citizens and creates further dialogue and engagement in the City's planning process. PCPC has also developed a new element of public engagement in the zoning process via Registered Community Organizations and a new Civic Design Review process; and

WHEREAS, Other notable recent work by PCPC includes a new citywide zoning code, the City's first bicycle and pedestrian plan, a trails master plan, a Center City parking survey and a brownfields area-wide plan; and

WHEREAS...

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