The Department of City Planning (DCP) has developed an Adopt-A-Lot Program, which allows residents and groups to build temporary edible, flower, and rain garden projects on vacant City-owned lots. The program, passed November 2015 by City Council, grants licenses and leases for use of City-owned property as well as the sale of what is grown onsite, through a “market-stand lease.”
DCP Process Guides
If you're planning on building something in the City of Pittsburgh, you'll start at Zoning in the Department of City Planning. To make the process easier, we've put together several easy to use guides that can help to get your project moving. Check out some helpful guides for the most common review processes we carry out at DCP.
Interactive Zoning & Parcel Map
Check out 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 & Development Review division 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!