Downloadable PDF: Vision2026
Philadelphia and Old City continue to grow in population, and Vision2026 is an attempt to embrace this change and shape the future of Old City, setting a vision for optimal private development and a high quality public realm.
Vision2026 began in June 2015 with a community conversation about shaping the future of Old City. The resulting framework plan is the product of an initial phase of input, research, analysis, and consideration of best practices.
The Vision2026 plan supplements the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 plan and positions Old City to achieve important accomplishments in time for Philadelphia’s 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Vision2026 Halfway Progress Update:
Halfway to 2026, the time is opportune to evaluate, and recalibrate, our efforts. Old City District published "Old City Vision2026: Halfway Progress Update" in November 2021.
Additional Vision 2026 Materials:
- PDF: Draft Recommendation Presentation - Public Comments & Feedback - Comments and feedback gathered during two breakout session at the end of the Draft Recommendations Presentation. One group discussed the public realm while the other discussed private development.
- PDF: Vision2026 Public Survey Full Results - Old City District received 472 responses to the Vision2026 Public Survey. Click the links above to see a summary of the views expressed as well as the full results.
- PDF: Vision2026 June Open House Boards - These boards were on display at the Public Open House on June 23rd at the Arch Street Meeting House. These summarize the preliminary "existing conditions" research that our planners conducted.
- PDF: Vision2026 Open House Community Feedback - Feedback and input from the public in attendance at the June 23rd open house.
- PDF: Vision2026 Steering Committee - The Vision 2026 Steering Committee was comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders from the neighborhood.
- Old City District In Philadelphia Asks For Public’s Help As They Look To Make Improvements In Their Neighborhood KYW Newsradio 1060
- 'Vision' for Old City set for Declaration of Independence's 250th anniversary Philadelphia Business Journal
- Old City Residents Pick Their Priorities for 2026 Philadelphia Magazine
- Changing Skyline: Rethinking Market Street as Main Street The Philadelphia Inquirer