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.
Center City is ready when you are: Businesses throughout the downtown are following CDC and local guidelines to reopen with care. There are a range of resources that can help you navigate these challenging times while enjoying the unique amenities our downtown offers.
The steady, incremental lifting of pandemic-related restrictions has enabled retail, restaurant and service businesses gradually to reopen, drawing an increasing number of pedestrians back to Center City’s sidewalks and helping to restore thousands of jobs. This new report from CCD/CPDC tracks the rebound over the last three months.Read More
This 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.
In October, CPDC surveyed its members and Board members of the CCD to determine what percent of their employees were currently working in the office downtown, the expected timetable for the majority to return, the most important factors that needed to be addressed to facilitate a return to the office, and the biggest advantages of a safe return.
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.
Philadelphia’s premier wintertime traditions are opening in phases. The Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn returned on October 31. The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and an open-air Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin opened on November 6. Visitors can browse and buy unique gifts at the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market which opened on November 21.Learn More
Winter traditions continue safely at Dilworth Park with the addition of Deck the Hall Holiday Lights! The newly redesigned illumination will feature festive projections on the west façade of City Hall. This unique experience will premiere on Monday, November 23 and will run through January 1, 2021.
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