Research & Reports

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation produce a wide range of reports, newsletters and publications to help keep you informed.

Research & Reports

Downtown Rebounds: Greater Center City Housing Trends 2023

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.

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Economic Recovery

Pedestrian Vitality: Momentum Continues to Build

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.

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Downtown Real Estate Developments

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.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Center City Digest, Winter 2020 December 9, 2020 digest, center city district PDF
The Restaurant and Retail Sector: Sources of Demand December 8, 2020 retail, restaurants PDF
Retail Update: December 2020 December 8, 2020 retail, restaurants, economic recovery No Attachment
Return to Office Survey October 2020 November 12, 2020 office PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - September 2020 October 26, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2020 October 15, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - July 2020 October 14, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - June 2020 October 13, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - May 2020 October 12, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - April 2020 October 9, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - March 2020 October 8, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Restaurant and Retail Recovery: Slow, Steady, but Fragile, October 2020 October 5, 2020 retail, restaurants PDF
Business Density and the Role of Black and Minority Owned Businesses August 13, 2020 business density report PDF
Restaurant Recovery: Safe Outdoor Dining August 5, 2020 outdoor seating, retail PDF
Reopening Restaurants and Retail: The Customer Perspective June 16, 2020 retail, outdoor seating PDF
Survey of Restaurants and Retailers: Use of Outdoor Space June 9, 2020 retail, outdoor seating PDF
Greater Center City Housing 2020: Strong Fundamentals (Interrupted) March 30, 2020 housing, residential No Attachment
Investing the Proceeds of Growth March 6, 2020 budget PDF
Center City Philadelphia Retail 2019 November 28, 2019 retail No Attachment
Growing More Family Sustaining Jobs in Philadelphia October 24, 2019 jobs, employment PDF