Below is a list of the Center City District's and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation's available publications. To order any of these publications, call 215.440.5500.
A monthly report tracking city employment trends, municipal tax collections and hospitality industry data.
2013 | 2 pgs | Free | PDF (432 KB)
A comprehensive report with detailed information about the location and number of units in residential developments under construction and the number of condo units remaining to be sold in Center City. The report also provides a neighborhood by neighborhood analysis of the number of renters and homeowners, their ages, household sizes, educational levels, income, and when the majority of homeowners moved into each downtown neighborhood.
Results of a CCD survey of bicycle ridership patterns in Center City, along with recommendations for the future.
The State of Center City report is designed to measure the progress of Philadelphia's downtown, to document continuing challenges, and to be of use to those who seek to develop, locate, lease, invest or meet in Center City.
To download the report in full, or by chapter, visit our State of Center City page.
For the first time in 60 years, Philadelphia's population has grown. This remarkable development occurred most notably in Center City, which has increased its number faster than any other portion of the city. This report analyzes the numbers and looks at what this growth means for housing, employment and education.
Documents the challenges and causes of an increasingly congested downtown and proposes a series of short-, mid- and long-term solutions.
2008 | 34 pgs | Free | PDF (4.4 MB)
The Center City District retained seven design firms to look forward, focusing on four districts: East Market Street, West Market Street and JFK Boulevard, Broad Street and City Hall and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
2007 | 54 pgs | First copy free, extras $5.50 ea.; District Plans: $1 ea. | PDF (11.4 MB)
Analysis of demographic trends and downtown growth.
2002 | 12 pgs | Free | PDF (906 KB)
A guide for converting the upper floors of older commercial buildings to residential use.
1996 | 57 pgs | Online only | PDF (17 MB)
How many jobs are in each sector, where do the people who hold these jobs live, how much do people from different neighborhoods and employment sectors earn? With analysis and statistics broken down by each councilmatic district.
This report describes the state of Center City retail, and includes an analysis of retail demand, the results of CCD’s annual retail survey, as well as updated pedestrian traffic counts.
This report demonstrates how Philadelphia with its well educated and affordable labor force, very reasonably priced real estate, an exceptional quality of life and affordable cost of living, all combine to make Philadelphia far more competitive than other Northeast cities for a business location.
Results of the most recent survey on sidewalk cafes in Center City and Old City.
2011 | 4 pgs | Free | PDF (576 KB)
Analyzing the results of a college graduate survey.
2006 | 8 pgs | Free | PDF (478 KB)
Published by Central Philadelphia Development Corp., this report looks at ways to improve the quality and customer focus of public schools serving downtown and examines how better schools will help retain young professionals and sustain the downtown housing boom.
2004 | 8 pgs | Free | PDF (1.6 MB)
Proven tips on how to spot and stop car, office, street and travel theft.
Single copies free; call for prices on multiples
Center City District's approved plan and budget for 2013-2017.
Quarterly newsletter of the Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (current and back issues available). To download an archived PDF edition of the Center City Digest, click on the appropriate link below:2013: Spring
Brief general overview of the Center City District.
Brief general overview and description of membership benefits of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation.
Free | PDF (1.7 MB)
Policies and procedures for bargaining unit personnel.
2008 | 85 pgs | $750
Goals and operations overview of Community Service program.
2000 | 8 pgs | $15
Chronicles the history of the Old Philadelphia Development Corporation and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, decade by decade, through archival photos, interviews and reprints of vital documents.
The latest in the next stage of a major initiative to transform Dilworth Plaza, in front of City Hall. Includes diagrams, plans and an historical overview of the site.
Brief description of Direction Philadelphia vehicular wayfinding system
2004 | 1 pg | Free | PDF (84 KB)
Brief description of Walk!Philadelphia pedestrian wayfinding system
2004 | 1 pg | Free | PDF (621 KB)
Project summary provides an overview of the goals and objectives.
2000 | 4 pgs | Free
Per 49 CFR Part 26, for the Dilworth Plaza Renovation Project.
2011 | 31 pgs | Free | PDF (160 KB)
Presentations from September 11, 2012 CPDC Meeting.
Thomas Lanctot, Partner of William Blair & Company, leading their Infrastructure Investment Banking Group: PDF (1.1 MB)
Dana Levenson, Chief Financial Officer for Massachusetts Department of Transportation: PDF (54 KB)
Publication Orders: Order any of the publications listed above by emailing email@example.com or calling 215.440.5500.