Research & Reports

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

Research & Reports

Philadelphia Retail Report 2021

This new CCD/CPDC report documents the sustained process of recovery throughout 2021 as vaccination rates have exceeded 70%, pedestrian volumes have rebounded and businesses that rely on face-to-face interaction are benefitting from the restoration of multiple sources of retail demand that have animated Center City for the last two decades.

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Research & Reports

Center City Developments 2021

Center City Philadelphia Developments 2021 is an in-depth report on current and upcoming major projects in Center City. The report includes a map and full-color photos or renderings and project descriptions of all 63 major developments in Center City Philadelphia, categorized by type. An interactive map features all of the developments found within the publication.

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CCD/CPDC Annual Report

State of Center City 2021

State of Center City 2021: Restoring, Returning, Reanimating, is a comprehensive overview of marketplace conditions in Philadelphia at the end of 2020. It provides detailed profiles of the diverse employment sectors that comprise the downtown economy, highlighting strengths and challenges as we entered 2021. It includes information on housing and transportation trends and serves as a report on CCD operations and their impact in the last year.

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Research Reports & Publications

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The Restaurant and Retail Sector: Sources of Demand December 8, 2020 retail, restaurants PDF
Retail Update: December 2020 December 8, 2020 retail, restaurants, economic recovery PDF
Return to Office Survey October 2020 November 12, 2020 office PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - September 2020 October 26, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2020 October 15, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - July 2020 October 14, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - June 2020 October 13, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - May 2020 October 12, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - April 2020 October 9, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - March 2020 October 8, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Restaurant and Retail Recovery: Slow, Steady, but Fragile, October 2020 October 5, 2020 retail, restaurant PDF
Business Density and the Role of Black and Minority Owned Businesses August 13, 2020 business density report PDF
Restaurant Recovery: Safe Outdoor Dining August 5, 2020 outdoor seating, retail PDF
Reopening Restaurants and Retail: The Customer Perspective June 16, 2020 retail, outdoor seating PDF
Survey of Restaurants and Retailers: Use of Outdoor Space June 9, 2020 retail, outdoor seating PDF
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