About Center City District
Center City District has helped transform downtown Philadelphia with a simple but ambitious mission to make the downtown clean, safe and attractive for people to work, live and enjoy.
Philadelphia's thriving 24-hour downtown is a great place to work, live and enjoy.
The CCD's quarterly newsletter. In this issue- People who work, live, shop or dine in Center City are quite optimistic about downtown’s future. That’s apparent in the CCD’s annual customer satisfaction survey. But, there are caution flags.Read More
Project HOME and the CCD unveiled a new information campaign that is being deployed on transit shelters and counter cards in Center City, highlighting five Philadelphians previously living on the streets who chose a path out of homelessness and now seek to inspire others to do the same.
The Center City District Foundation is pleased to announce the successful launch of a new initiative, Plant Center City, which has the goal of planting 200 new trees in the central business district during the next two years.Learn More
This annual report look at Center City retail market trends, including analysis of retail demand, demographics, annual retail survey results, pedestrian counts and a map of new major retailers.Read More
On December 18, 2018, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation hosted a panel discussion with business leaders and asked them to highlight both the opportunities for more dynamic job growth in 2019 and the challenges and hurdles that Philadelphia needs to overcome to capitalize on these opportunities.
The Dilworth Park Winter season kicked off November 9, 2018 with the opening of the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, and Wintergarden. These attractions will be open daily through February 24, 2019.Learn More
CCD has started construction on a new coffee kiosk at the southern end of Dilworth Park adjacent to 15th Street with the installation of foundations and plumbing lines. This follows approval by the city’s Historical Commissionand the Art Commission. The coffee kiosk will open in April.
Starting this Friday, February 1, and for the entire month, visitors to Dilworth Park can ice skate for free thanks to Free in February, presented by Capital One. Visitors can receive a complimentary admission pass to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink just for stopping by the Capital One Rittenhouse Café located at 135 S. 17th Street.
CCDF is pleased to announce the successful launch of a new initiative, Plant Center City, which has the goal of planting 200 new trees in central business district during the next two years. Thanks to a generous challenge grant, donors can “adopt a tree” for only $1,250 for the next 100 trees planted by the CCD and have their contribution matched dollar for dollar.
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
The Center City District Foundation (CCDF) is the charity of choice for engaged citizens who care deeply about the vitality and competitiveness of Center City. Working together with the CCD and CPDC, CCDF supports initiatives that improve the quality of life and make downtown Philadelphia unique and engaging.Learn More