Read Jared Brey's coverage of Anne Fadullon's appointment to fill the new position of Philadelphia's Director of Planning and Development. Brey writes about development, zoning policy, and city government for PlanPhilly.
PlanPhilly: Anne Fadullon, Building Industry Association president, to lead Dept. of Planning and Development
By Jared Brey | December 28, 2015
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced on Monday that he has selected Anne Fadullon to serve as the Director of Planning and Development, a new position that was created when voters approved a change to the Home Rule Charter aimed at streamlining the city’s agencies that regulate development.
Fadullon currently serves as the director of development at Dale Corporation, which is headquartered in Glenside, Pa. She is the outgoing president of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia (BIA), a group that lobbies for policies that make development easier, and a member of the Civic Design Review Committee, which monitors the impacts of major projects on the public realm. In the 1990s, she was director of development at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority under Mayor Ed Rendell.
"Anne's diverse accomplishments in both public and private-sector development make her the ideal choice to be the Director of Planning and Development," Kenney said in a press release. "I’m confident that her nearly three decades of experience in city planning, real estate development, legislative policy, project financing and overall project management will create the cross-department coordination that is much needed in this area of the City."
The Department of Planning and Development was added to the City Charter in November, but it will launch under the Kenney Administration. City Council President Darrell Clarke sponsored the charter change. Fadullon will be charged with coordinating the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the City Planning Commission, the Historical Commission, and various housing agencies. As president of the BIA, Fadullon supported the charter change, and has worked closely with Clarke on a number of policy measures over the years.