The City Planner is charged with land development design, administration, and enforcement of the City’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) in coordination with the Chief Planner and Senior Planner. The employee in this class acts in compliance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and with the standards and requirements, serving as an important project manager for City staff. The City Planner provides critical urban design analysis for site development, corridor development, neighborhood-scale projects, and comprehensive planning, including composing and exhibiting designs for staff, partners, and the public. In addition to land development and design, the City Planner undertakes review and analysis of urban contexts and conditions, including population, housing, natural features, infrastructure, planned capital improvements, and City-led strategic initiatives, among other things. The City Planner also assists with the Comprehensive Plan and other City-endorsed strategic plans through land development review and enforcement, ordinance amendments, Planning Commission recommendations, and design analysis for planned capital improvements. The City Planner assists with projects/programs consistent with urban sustainability goals and objectives and performs other tasks related to the functions of the Bureau of Planning as necessary.
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