Research & Reports

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

Plan and Budget

2018–2022 Plan and Budget for the Center City District

The CCD’s plan and budget for 2018-2022 shows the continued primary focus on the basics, devoting more than 70% of assessment revenues to highly-visible programs that ensure a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed public environment.

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Annual Report

State of Center City

This yearly report is designed to measure the progress of Philadelphia's downtown, to document continuing challenges, and inform those who seek to develop, locate, lease or invest in Center City.

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Research & Reports

Developments Report

The 2017 Developments Report includes a map, full-color photos or renderings and project descriptions for all 81 big developments in Center City Philadelphia, categorized by type.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Sustaining Demand for Downtown Housing February 15, 2016 residential PDF
Philadelphia's Independent Economy: Implications for Office Space September 28, 2015 office space, coworking PDF
Downtown Rebirth: Documenting the Live-Work Dynamic in 21st Century U.S. Cities October 6, 2013 planning, demographics No Attachment
Managing Success in Center City: Reducing Congestion, Enhancing Public Spaces February 12, 2008 traffic, congestion, public spaces, transit PDF
OPDC | CPDC - 50 Years of Remaking Center City April 17, 2006 cpdc, opdc, history PDF
Growing Smarter: The Role of Center City's Public Schools in Enhancing the Competitiveness of Philadelphia November 29, 2004 education, schools PDF
Turning On the Lights Upstairs February 1, 1996 residential, development PDF