Research & Reports

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation produce a wide range of reports, newsletters and publications to help keep you informed.

Housing

Greater Center City Housing 2020

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.

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City Budget

Investing the Proceeds of Growth

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.

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Employment

Growing More Family Sustaining Jobs in Philadelphia

After decades of job loss, Philadelphia has enjoyed nine straight years of job growth that accelerated in 2014. Despite the recent upturn however, the city has rebounded more slowly than most peer cities.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Greater Center City Housing 2020: Strong Fundamentals (Interrupted) March 30, 2020 housing, residential PDF
Investing the Proceeds of Growth March 6, 2020 budget PDF
Center City Philadelphia Retail 2019 November 28, 2019 retail PDF
Growing More Family Sustaining Jobs in Philadelphia October 24, 2019 jobs, employment PDF
Outdoor Seating 2019 October 1, 2019 outdoor seating, streetscape, retail PDF
Center City Philadelphia Developments: 2019 September 24, 2019 development PDF
Rethinking the Curb Lane in Center City September 24, 2019 transportation, congestion PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2019 September 11, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - July 2019 August 5, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - May 2019 June 6, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - April 2019 May 13, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
State of Center City 2019 April 23, 2019 office, retail, residential, eds & meds, public space, civic life, state of center city PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - March 2019 April 19, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - February 2019 March 13, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Building Out From The Core: Housing Report 2019 February 19, 2019 housing, residential PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - January 2019 February 13, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - December 2018 February 12, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - November 2018 December 21, 2018 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Bicycle Commuting 2018 December 7, 2018 transportation, bicycles PDF
Philadelphia Retail Report 2018 December 4, 2018 retail PDF