Center City District (CCD) crews ensure that downtown sidewalks are clean and graffiti-free seven days a week.
Center City District’s mission is to keep downtown Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive.
Center City District (CCD) is a business improvement district started in 1991. The CCD's mission is to support efforts that keep Philadelphia's downtown clean, safe, and attractive. We provide safety ambassadors, cleaning and promotional services that supplement, but do not replace, basic services provided by the City of Philadelphia and the fundamental responsibilities of property owners. CCD does not warrant or guarantee that its services constitute complete cleaning or security on the sidewalks of Center City nor can we prevent every adverse incident.
CCD also makes physical improvements to the downtown, installing and maintaining lighting, signs, banners, trees and landscape elements. The district encompasses 233 blocks and more than 1,600 properties.
A 23-member board of directors governs CCD, representing Center City's major property owners and a wide cross section of downtown businesses, labor unions, neighborhood, civic and health-care organizations. CCD directly bills and collects mandatory payments from properties in the district. CCD also receives voluntary contributions from the owners of tax-exempt properties that benefit from our services.