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The Center City District works year-round to ensure that Philadelphia's downtown not only looks welcoming, but also is brighter, safer and more accessible.


CCD is a recognized leader in the use of lighting to enhance public safety, animate the city at night and create visual excitement. Thousands of CCD-installed streetlights illuminate Center City sidewalks and the CCD uses state-of-the-art technologies to illuminate the downtown's extraordinary architecture and public art. Learn More »


A green Center City is cooler in summer and more beautiful year-round. CCD plants and maintains street trees and seasonal plantings. Learn More »

Parkway Projects

The transformation of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into an animated and pedestrian-friendly cultural campus is a priority for the Center City District. Projects include lighting, interpretive signs, park improvements and ongoing planning. Learn More »

Signs & Banners

Signs and maps, banners and posters all make it easier to get around Center City, add color and excitement to the streets and help non-profit arts and cultural organizations announce their shows and events. Learn More »

The CCD carefully maintains all of its improvements. If you see a damaged or vandalized sign, streetlight or banner, please let us know.

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