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.
Center City Real Estate Development, January 2024 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 66 developments in Center City Philadelphia. As well as an interactive map featuring all of the developments found within the publication.Learn More
Center City's retail occupancy rates, pedestrian volumes, retail sales and jobs are continuing to rise and are approaching 2019 levels.Read More
Citywide employment has fully rebounded from the spring 2020 shutdown with 2.4% more jobs in October 2023 than in February 2020. But there is a difference between the return of workers to payrolls and the return of full vitality to Center City. The report suggests ways to accelerate the job growth and business formation rates in Philadelphia.
Can downtowns in the U.S. rebound and prosper? This fundamental question lingers more than three years after the global pandemic. This report seeks to counter misinformation and provide some of the data that can assist when making decisions and choosing actions that best support a robust and inclusive process of recovery.
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.
CCD has partnered with several of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized performing arts organizations to offer exclusive promotional discounts on tickets during Center City on Stage. Take advantage of reduced ticket pricing from February 21 to March 6, 2024.Read More
With the new year comes new restaurants, shops, and service providers to explore in Center City! Check out 18 recently opened retailers and restaurants to visit.Learn More
Jobs are back, salaries are rising, Center City’s population continues growing, conventions, tourism and retail are all rebounding, and pedestrian vitality is almost fully restored in many portions of the downtown. Office vacancy, however, is rising, challenged by a partial return to office and reinforced by a wage tax that encourages suburban residents to remain remote.
CCD President, Paul R. Levy's cover essay describes two competing story lines shaping the national narrative of downtown recovery, suggesting that both offer guidance that cities should follow.Read More
Dilworth Park’s popular winter attractions are back! The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink is offering skating seven days a week and the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin provides a place to warm up and enjoy refreshments between activities. The Greenfield Lawn hosts the festive Wintergarden through March.