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Why Center City?

Whether you direct a large professional services firm, operate a small retail shop, are looking to start a business, develop a project or live here, Philadelphia is a remarkably attractive and competitive place.Learn More »

Research & Reports



Center City Philadelphia offers the cosmopolitan amenities of the world's greatest cities in a compact and walkable downtown that's fun to visit and a great place to live! Learn More »

Dilworth Plaza

The new Dilworth Park is now open and there are still opportunities for you to support this remarkable transformation now!

VIDEO: Dilworth Park - The "People's Park"»The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is open all winter long!»Donate Now»


January 18-23 & 25-30. $35 for a three-course dinner or $20 for a three-course lunch. Check the menus and make your reservations right here!Learn More »


Ring in the holidays with FrostFest at Sister Cities Park, December 6, 13 and 20! Music, food, fun, and, of course, Santa, will be on hand to warm up your Saturdays.sistercitiespark.org»


Visit the new online source for information and events from Sister Cities Park, John F. Collins Park, Cret Park and the soon-to-be-completed Dilworth Park.CCDParks.org »

Parents- kidsincentercity.com is your place for family-friendly events, school information and articles by parents like you! Check it out today.KidsInCenterCity.com »

Downtown Rebirth

Now available- the 2014 edition of our State of Center City report, measuring the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offering recommendations for its future.

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Philadelphia Retail

Retail opportunities abound in Center City Philadelphia. Come visit our retail website to learn about financial incentives, search for available retail space and see all that Philadelphia has to offer.PhiladelphiaRetail.com »

About Us

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation are business-led organizations that work together to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. Learn More »

What We Do

Our mission is to keep Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, an easy place to get around and a great place to do business, visit or live.Learn More »

CCD News

December 16 | Center City District's dream of a street-level pedestrian promenade on the Schuylkill could become reality, PlanPhilly

December 16 | Presentations on linking Center City and University City-
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 6.2 MB]
• Jeffrey DeVuono, Brandywine Realty Trust [PDF 2.2 MB]
• Keith Orris, Drexel University [PDF 6.2 MB]
• Natalie Shieh, Amtrak [PDF 7 MB]
• Jonathan Stavin, PMC [PDF 7 MB]

December 15 | RFP for Landscape Maintenance Services

December 9 | Center City News Update

December 3 | Center City Retail is Dynamic, Expanding and Diverse

November 25 | Center City News Update

November 14 | The Rothman Institute Ice Rink Opens at Dilworth Park

November 12 | CCD & SEPTA Commemorate Dilworth Park Accessibility with New Elevators

November 11 | Moody's assigns Aa2 issuer rating to Center City District [PDF 117 KB]

November 7 | Philadelphia and the CCD profiled in French on Radio Canada

October 28 | Job posting: Director of Development

October 27 | Bicycle Commuting Increases Dramatically in Center City

October 24 | Albert M. Greenfield Lawn Opens at Dilworth Park

September 10 | Growth in Outdoor Cafes Makes Downtown Lively

September 6 | Dilworth Park, transformed into a beckoning public realm, officially opens, The Inquirer

September 4 | The All-New Dilworth Park Opens to the Public

September 4 | History on Display at Dilworth Park

June 18 | Sister Cities Park Honored With Inaugural Rouse Award

April 30 | Paul Levy: 21st Century Center City, Inquirer

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