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Planning Commission
Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission is a nine member panel appointed by the Mayor for six-year staggered terms. The Commission is charged with guiding land use and development in the City. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to City Council concerning the Zoning Ordinance and zoning maps, and reviews major development proposals and redevelopment plans.

To receive the Planning Commission agenda via email, please contact Dolores Hanna at or 412-255-2473.

Planning Commission Meetings

City Planning Commission meetings are held bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoon and are open to the public. Meetings take place downtown on the 1st floor of the Civic Building at 200 Ross Street.  At approximately  1 PM, the Commission hears project briefings off the official record.  Hearing and action begins no earlier than 2 PM. Public comment—limited to 3 minutes per person, per project—is taken for projects on the agenda for hearing and action.  For more information, please click here to download a handout on the process.

In addition, on each meeting date, the following committee meetings may be held at the same location: Zoning/Plan of Lots and the Committee of the Whole. These meetings are open to the public. Please contact staff to see if such meetings are occurring as well as their time and location.

Projects Reviewed by Planning Commission

  • New Construction and Renovations within Five Districts:  Downtown, Downtown Riverfront, Planned Development, Baum-Centre Overlay, and Steep Slope Overlay
  • High Wall Signs
  • Zoning Map and Zoning Code Text Changes
  • Institutional Master Plans
  • Planned Development Districts
  • Lot Consolidations and Subdivisions
  • Conditional Uses
  • Historic nominations


  • Christine Mondor, Chairwoman
    Term expires 1/2/18
  • Barbara Valaw, Vice Chairwoman
    Term expires 1/2/16
  • Paul Gitnik, Secretary
    Term expires 4/30/12
  • Jennifer Askey
    Term expires 1/2/16
  • Fred Brown
    Term expires 1/2/16
  •  Dina Blackwell
    Term expires 1/2/18
  • Lashawn Burton-Faulk
    Term expires 1/2/20
  • Lucy Spruill
    Term expires 2/28/18

City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
200 Ross Street, Fourth Floor | Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | 412-255-2200 | E-mail

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