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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

Support the Rail Park

We have been awarded a $3.5 million State RACP grant for Phase I of the Viaduct Rail park. Help make this transformative new public green space a reality.make your gift today»learn more about the project»


The Wintergarden at Dilworth Park is open! Come enjoy the Rothman Rink & Cabin, America's Garden Capital Maze and more, right at City Hall! Get the details-
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The CCD manages four parks in the heart of Center City- Dilworth Park, Sister Cities Park, John F. Collins Park and Cret Park.Learn More about CCD Parks»Plan your event in a CCD Park»

State of Center City

The State of Center City report measures the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offers recommendations for its future.

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From the Fall 2015 issue of our Center City Digest- Recommendations on Homelessness.read now [pdf 3.5 MB] »

25th/60th Anniversary

Center City District: 25 years of success; more to come. Watch the anniversary video created by Urban Engineers.

View The Anniversary Video»


CCD Restaurant Week is coming! January 22-27 & January 29-February 3. $35 for a three-course dinner or $20 for a three-course lunch. Check the list and make your reservations right here!Learn More »

Become a part of Philadelphia's success. Make a donation today to support projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in Philadelphia.see all giving opportinities»


Business, real estate and labor leaders have come together to foster the growth of 50,000 to 100,000 jobs in Philadelphia over the next 10 years. Find out more about the Philadelphia Growth Coalition's bold plan for the future.philadelphiagrowthcoalition.com »

Make Real Change

Put your change where it can do the most good. Give to Philadelphia organizations that provide real help to people who are homeless, by providing shelter, food, medical service, drug and alcohol treatment, and job training.MakeRealChange.org»

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

January 12 | Record Crowds Enjoyed Dilworth Park’s Expanded Activities in December
January 10 | Center City News Update
December 20 | Center City News Update
December 13 | Presentations on New Sources of Office Market Growth
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 2 MB]
• Ed O’Brien, Benjamin’s Desk [PDF 526 KB]
December 7 | Release: Center City District Restaurant Week Launches New Year with Heart-Healthy Dining Tips & Highly Celebrated New Restaurants
December 5 | Release: Increased Demand, Growing Population Fuel $1 Billion in Demand For Downtown Retail
November 25 | Release: Wintergarden at Dilworth Park Offers Variety of Activities
October 31 | Release: Groundbreaking for Viaduct Rail Park Phase 1
October 17 | Release: Bicycle Commuting Up 79% in Greater Center City Since 2010
September 30 | Release: CCD Awarded $3.5 Million State RACP Grant for Viaduct Rail Park
September 27 | Presentation on Philadelphia's Public Schools: Key to the Future of Center City & Philadelphia
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 6.2 MB]
September 28 | Philadelphia Rising [PDF 2 MB], WWD
September 6 | Release: New Outdoor Seating Venues Join Growing Number of Outdoor Cafes
July 1 | PA House and Senate approve HB 1871 enabling City tax competitiveness
June 29 | Presentations on Transit,
Density & Opportunity
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 12.7 MB]
• Lori Reiner, EisnerAmper [PDF 1.3 MB]
• Jeffrey Knueppel, SEPTA [PDF 2 MB]
June 15 | Taylor Tax Reform Bill Passes House Finance Committee
June 3 | Paul R. Levy testimony on Tax Reform [PDF | 9.8 MB]
May 6 | Center City District Foundation Expands; Creates New Board
April 28 | Commentary: Use Phila.'s strengths to promote further growth, Inquirer
April 28 | Takeaways from the 2016 State of Center City report, PlanPhilly
April 28 | Presentations on
State of Center City -
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 25.6 MB]
• Peter Tyson, CBRE [PDF 56 KB]

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