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The Completed Vision2026 Framework Plan is online!


Vision2026 Framework Plan v.1.0

Click the above link to view the completed Vision2026 Framework plan online. 


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 will supplement the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 plan and position Old City to achieve important accomplishments in time for Philadelphia’s 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Supporting Research and Materials:


Planning Archives

The following documents were produced and/or utilized during the planning process.

Click the link above to view the comments and feedback we 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.



We received 472 responses to the Vision 2026 Public Survey. Click the links above to see a summary of the views expressed as well as the full results.

Click the link above to download a PDF of the Boards which where 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.
Click the link above to see the feedback and input from the public in attendance at the June 23rd Open House. 
The Vision 2026 Streering Committee is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders from the neighborhood. Click the link above to download a PDF list of the Steering Committee members.