About Center City District
Center City District has helped transform downtown Philadelphia with a simple but ambitious mission to make the downtown clean, safe and attractive for people to work, live and enjoy.
For two decades, the fastest growing residential section of Philadelphia has been Greater Center City. In 2022, the downtown rebound was built on decades of success: At just 5.8% of the city’s land area, Greater Center City accounted for 48% of the city’s total supply of new housing units.Read More
Pedestrian activity in the core of Center City continued to increase during the last quarter of 2022 and into the first two weeks of January 2023, as the volume of residents, workers and visitors of all types downtown continued to grow.Read More
CCD is supporting Center City’s recovery through deployment of additional sidewalk ambassadors, bike patrols and homeless outreach teams in partnership with public and private security.Read More
This report compares Philadelphia to five other urban areas in United States. It documents how Philadelphia lags in firms that sell services nationally and globally, but suggests that if we replicate the success achieved by others, we will grow more family-sustaining jobs and a prosperous network of small, local businesses.
Sustained by a diversified retail customer base that includes the third largest downtown population in the U.S., workers, tourists, and regional visitors, Center City Philadelphia is on pace for the second consecutive year of positive net openings, according to the new Center City District/Central Philadelphia Development Corporation Center City Retail, November 2022.Read More
When it comes to being a great place to do business and attract talent, Philly works. With a downtown that doesn't stop when the workday ends, Philadelphia offers satisfaction in and out of the office.Learn More
Center City Philadelphia Developments 2022 is an in-depth report on current and upcoming major real estate projects in Center City. The report includes a map and full-color photos or renderings and project descriptions for all 65 major developments in Center City Philadelphia, categorized by type. As well as an interactive map featuring all of the developments found within the publication.
Recovery is progressing by nearly all measures: employment, hotel occupancy, retail and restaurant sales, transit ridership, pedestrian volumes and city tax collections are all up. Job recovery is slow but steady and most significantly, Philadelphia’s unemployment rate fell in October, to the lowest point since 1990.
This edition of the CCD and CPDC quarterly newsletter includes: CCD President, Paul R. Levy's cover essay about the current status of recovery in Center City and what’s required from local leaders, a new promotion in CCD’s leadership team, streetscape improvements, the return of seasonal amenities to CCD Parks and the latest initiatives supported by CCDF.
The mission of the CCD is to provide a clean, safe, well-managed downtown so Philadelphia can successfully compete as an attractive location for business, education and health care institutions, life sciences and for tourism, arts and entertainment, dining and shopping and as the fastest growing residential area in the city.Read More
This CCD, CPDC report suggests that Philadelphia should increase its commitment to quality of life investments and resume its prior commitments to tax reduction, in order to retain and attract residents and businesses and spur widespread and inclusive private-sector job growth.
With more than 900 retail locations lining the streets, it’s easier than ever to find a shopping experience for every style. Find yourself at the center of everything you’re craving. Center City’s world-class culinary scene is the finest in the region. And we're at the epicenter of arts, culture, entertainment and vibrant public spaces in Philadelphia. Find something to explore in Center City.Read More
CCD has partnered with several of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized performing arts organizations to offer exclusive discounts on tickets. Purchase reduced price tickets to select performances from March 1 through May 31 and enjoy special pricing on dinner, snacks and/or drinks at select restaurants.Learn More
Consider a move to Center City Philadelphia, a vibrant 24-hour city, with great housing options in charming downtown neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and atmosphere. Local neighborhoods offer easy access to jobs, cultural venues, great shopping and day-to-day amenities by foot, bike, public transit or car.