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

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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Research & Reports

Monitoring Philadelphia’s Economic Recovery

As fall begins, Philadelphia has continued its slow, steady but uneven employment recovery. Jobs that can be performed remotely declined less during the pandemic and are rebounding faster. Those jobs that require face-to-face interaction with customers were affected most. So long as other workers remain remote, and so long as the Delta variant remains a challenge, making the unvaccinated and the rest of us vulnerable, recovery will be hampered.

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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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Center City Philadelphia Developments: 2018 April 23, 2018 development PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - March 2018 April 9, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Housing Development In Perspective: 2018 March 8, 2018 housing, residential PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - February 2018 March 6, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Keep Philadelphia Moving February 28, 2018 transportation, traffic, draft reports PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - January 2018 February 6, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - December 2017 January 17, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - November 2017 January 16, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Philadelphia Retail December 6, 2017 retail PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - October 2017 November 28, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - September 2017 October 24, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2017 September 25, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Center City Retail Market Snapshot September 7, 2017 retail PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - July 2017 August 24, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - June 2017 July 24, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - May 2017 June 23, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
2018–2022 Plan and Budget for the Center City District June 13, 2017 ccd, budget PDF
City Hall Courtyard Improvement Plan May 25, 2017 public space PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - March 2017 April 24, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - February 2017 March 24, 2017 retail, pedestrian counts PDF