The mission of the Center City District (CCD) is to provide a clean, safe, well-managed downtown so Philadelphia can successfully compete as an attractive location for business, education and health care institutions, life sciences and for tourism, arts and entertainment, dining and shopping and as the fastest growing residential area in the city. The CCD was established in March 1990, under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Municipality Authorities Act as a private-sector directed municipal authority. With the approval from property owners within its boundaries and from the City of Philadelphia, the CCD was authorized in November 1990 to provide security, cleaning and promotional services that supplement, but do not replace, both basic services provided by the City of Philadelphia and the responsibilities of property owners.
This plan and budget for the period 2023-2027 keeps the CCD’s primary focus on the basics, devoting more than three quarters of assessment revenues to programs for a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed public environment. The balance of revenues supports capital improvements, research, planning, management and communications strategies that bolster the attractiveness and competitiveness of Center City.
To read the full report, download the 2023–2027 Plan and Budget for the Center City District.