Department of City Planning
Penn Circle Street Name Changes

As part of the ongoing revitalization of East Liberty, the City is removing the Penn Circle name from streets in the neighborhood and reverting to historic street names. The new street names and addresses are in effect immediately. Click below for important details about the project.

New Interactive Zoning & Parcel Map

We're happy to introduce our interactive zoning and parcel map, which allows you to easily identify zoning districts and parcels throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

Simply zoom to or search for the area you're interested in and click--the info you need will pop right up.

Map courtesy of the Geographic Information Systems division.

Need Development Advice?

DCP offers pre-application meetings to advise and inform applicants of the City’s development review process as it relates to planning and zoning. Approval from the Zoning Department is the first step to obtaining a building permit in Pittsburgh.

If you've got a project in mind but don't know where to start, we can help you navigate the development review process successfully!

Receive Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment Agendas via email

To receive the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment agendas via email, please contact Dolores Hanna at or 412-255-2473.  Please specify which agenda (or both).  Please note that the agendas are also available online here for Planning Commission and here for Zoning Board of Adjustment. 

posted 1/15/14 @ 12:26 pm
OPENSPACEPGH Adopted by Planning Commission

OPENSPACEPGH is the open space, parks, and recreation component of PLANPGH, the City of Pittsburgh's first-ever comprehensive plan.

OPENSPACEPGH was formally adopted by the Pittsburgh Planning Commission on July 9, 2013.  As a component of PLANPGHOPENSPACEPGH and its recommendations are now officially recognized by the City--the work of implementing the many recommendations of the plan is already underway, and will continue for years to come.  We'll also be making sure the other PLANPGH components to follow work well with those of OPENSPACEPGH.

Stay tuned as we update the OPENSPACEPGH page with lots more information and tools that will help to guide the plan's progress for years to come.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the OPENSPACEPGH process over the last couple of years.  We couldn't have done it without all the great input from the public at the various meetings, focus groups, and online interactions we've had.  OPENSPACEPGH is your plan, so be sure to stay involved, and check out the plan's recommendations to see how you can help make Pittsburgh the best place it can be!

There is a lot more PLANPGH work to do!  To view information about all other PLANPGH events, click the "outreach events" button in the menu bar above.


OPENSPACEPGH consists of a standalone executive summary (coming soon) as well as a complete "Library" document with all the background information, studies, policies, and other information.  The documents shown below were adopted by the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission on July 9, 2013 (CPC #1 of 2013).

NOTE: Link opens in a new window.

All PLANPGH documents should be accesible for audible screen reading software--if you have difficulties in properly accessing the documents and need further assistance, please contact ADA Coordinator Richard Meritzer (412-255-2102,

NOTE:  While the format, design, and other visual aspects of the document(s) may be updated over time, the text content of the plan document(s) will remain as approved by the Pittsburgh Planning Commission in July 2013 unless DCP is directed by the Commission to make formal ammendments.

posted 7/09/13 @ 3:59 pm

Courtesy of the Geographic Information Systems division of the Department of City Planning, an interactive map of Pittsburgh Zoning and Parcel information has been made available.

posted 5/23/13 @ 1:00 pm

Located in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood, the Almono Site Preliminary Land Development Plan is intended to set the framework for the revitalization of the former 178-acre LTV Steel site. The site's strategic location along the Monongahela River will help catalyze positive change in the surrounding neighborhoods, emerging as a mixed-use and research destination with both local and regional significance.  The PLDP also aims to reconnect the surrounding neighborhoods through multi-modal transportation and public open space.

Almono SP District Preliminary Land Development Plan 

Almono SP District Zoning Code Text

posted 5/15/13 @ 4:00 pm

Bakery Square 2.0 is designed to draw on the historic character of  Shadyside that is dense, urbane and above all, walkable. By incorporating a mix of  residential uses arranged around mews and courtyards, and modern office buildings – all directly connected to the city’s urban fabric – the project will establish a benchmark 21st century urban neighborhood.

posted 12/18/12 @ 9:00 am

City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
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