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CCD Operations Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In keeping with the City of Philadelphia’s order for all non-essential businesses to shut down, Center City District has closed our administrative offices. Nearly all office staff are working remotely, routinely checking email and voicemail and can respond to questions that need immediate answers. Our finance and accounting staff are still coming into the office to receive mail, process invoices and transact essential business. For more information about our on-street and park operations:

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Center City’s Retail Scene Continues Growing November 29, 2019 Retail, Research, Report No Attachment
Philadelphia’s New Job Growth Concentrated In Sectors Paying $35,000 or Less October 24, 2019 Employment, Research, Report No Attachment
Outdoor Seating In Center City Reaches All-Time High October 1, 2019 Report, Retail No Attachment
Center City District Launches New Interactive Developments Map October 1, 2019 Retail, Report No Attachment
Center City District Report Examines State of Philadelphia’s Retail in 2018 December 4, 2018 Retail, Research, Report No Attachment
Downtown Residents, Visitors, Workers Drive Rising Demand For Center City Retail December 6, 2017 Retail, Research, Report No Attachment
New Report: '2017 Housing Report: Building on Optimism' February 15, 2017 Report, Housing No Attachment
New Report: ‘Philadelphia: An Incomplete Revival’ January 30, 2017 Report, Tax policy No Attachment
Increased Demand, Growing Population Fuel $1 Billion in Demand For Downtown Retail December 5, 2016 Retail, Report No Attachment
Bicycle Commuting Up 79% in Greater Center City Since 2010 October 17, 2016 Bicycles, Transportation, Report No Attachment
New Outdoor Seating Venues Join Growing Number of Outdoor Cafés September 6, 2016 Report, Retail No Attachment
Sustaining Demand for Downtown Housing February 16, 2016 Report, Residential, Housing No Attachment
$1 Billion in Demand for Downtown Retail Fuels Dramatic Expansion December 7, 2015 Retail, Report No Attachment
Outdoor Seating Popular and Growing in Center City September 2, 2015 Report, Retail No Attachment
New Report Shows Vigorous Growth in Center City February 17, 2015 Report, Residential, Housing No Attachment