Research & Reports

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

Pedestrian Counts

Pedestrian Vitality: Momentum Continues to Build

Pedestrian activity in the core of Center City continued to increase during the last quarter of 2022 and into the first two weeks of January 2023, as the volume of residents, workers and visitors of all types downtown continued to grow.

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Economic Recovery

Philadelphia's Economic Recovery Continues

Recovery is progressing by nearly all measures: employment, hotel occupancy, retail and restaurant sales, transit ridership, pedestrian volumes and city tax collections are all up. Job recovery is slow but steady and most significantly, Philadelphia’s unemployment rate fell in October, to the lowest point since 1990.

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Developments

Downtown Real Estate Developments

Center City Philadelphia Developments 2022 is an in-depth report on current and upcoming major real estate projects in Center City. The report includes a map and full-color photos or renderings and project descriptions for all 65 major developments in Center City Philadelphia, categorized by type. As well as an interactive map featuring all of the developments found within the publication.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Outdoor Seating 2019 October 1, 2019 outdoor seating, streetscape, retail 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
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
Pedestrian Count Report - October 2018 November 7, 2018 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - September 2018 October 31, 2018 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2018 October 30, 2018 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Outdoor Seating 2018 September 6, 2018 outdoor seating, streetscape, retail PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - July 2018 August 15, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - June 2018 July 3, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - May 2018 June 4, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF