The annual State of Center City 2020 report can be accessed on the right. Above, CCD President Paul R. Levy's May 14, 2020 presentation on Center City’s challenges and prospects for economic recovery.
There are many businesses throughout Center City offering essential services during this challenging time, please support them if you are able. To help, we have compiled a master list of retailers and restaurants offering online shopping, gift cards, takeout, delivery and virtual classes.
Watch the Philly Shines Blue video, showing the many iconic buildings and landmarks lit in blue to honor the heroic health care workers and first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greater Center City Housing 2020: Strong Fundamentals (Interrupted) describes market conditions prior to the current crisis. The report benchmarks trends at the end of 2019. Many things have changed. Greater Center City and all of Philadelphia will rebound because underlying fundamentals remain strong. When recovery comes, we will build on these strengths, but still must address our challenges.
CCD, CPDC report suggests that Philadelphia should increase its commitment to quality of life investments and resume its prior commitments to tax reduction, in order to retain and attract residents and businesses and spur widespread and inclusive private-sector job growth.
The CCD's quarterly newsletter. In this issue: Two-Handed Solutions; Meet Emrah Ulcay; Thank You for Your Support; Homeless Outreach Continues in Center City; and more.Read More
The 2019 Developments Report includes a map and full-color photos or renderings and project descriptions of all 62 major developments in Center City, categorized by type. New for 2019, an interactive map that features all of the information found within the publication.
This annual report looks at Center City retail market trends. Center City’s transformation into a 24-hour downtown is reflected in its burgeoning retail scene, with residential, convention and tourism growth expanding beyond the historic customer base of office, education and health care employees and students.Read More
Local bars and restaurants throughout the city are serving cocktails to-go. Refreshing margaritas and can’t-beat summertime classics like Negronis and Palomas are on the menu. Pick up your favorite mixed drinks or discover new concoctions from Center City’s top mixologists for happy hour at home.Learn More
CCD is resuming work on enhancements to the Discovery Garden, which will expand the park’s opportunities for play with new components that engage children from a broader range of ages. The construction project, which began in late January, was halted in March in compliance with city and state guidelines.
Center City District (CCD) and Mural Arts Philadelphia (MAP) are pleased to announce a streetscape enhancement project to bring original works of art to a variety of downtown businesses that have been temporarily shuttered due to the current health crisis.
The Center City District manages several beautiful, well-maintained outdoor spaces that are perfect for your next special event, during the day or after-hours. Find out how we can help you host a memorable event in the heart of Philadelphia.Learn More