Research & Reports

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


Greater Center City Housing: 2021 Building on Resiliency

Greater Center City housing markets showed extraordinary resilience in the last year. While the pandemic impaired many parts of Philadelphia’s economy, the housing sector recovered quickly citywide, buoyed by historically low interest rates and continued interest in city living.

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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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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 Office Buildings: The Tenant Perspective July 20, 2020 workforce 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
State of Center City 2020 April 20, 2020 office, retail, residential, eds & meds, public spaces, civic life, socc 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
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 No Attachment