Research & Reports

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

CCD/CPDC Annual Report

State of Center City 2022

Does Philadelphia have what it takes to recover? This Center City District/Central Philadelphia Development Corporation report examines Philadelphia’s signs of recovery, and remaining challenges, after two years of profound disruption.

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The Center Holds: Residential Resiliency 2022

For the last two decades, Greater Center City has been the fastest growing residential section of both Philadelphia and the entire region. After a temporary dip in population, the number of downtown residents on sidewalks in Center City had rebounded to 2019 levels by the end of 2021. Rents and home sale prices held up and the number of newly-permitted residential units in both Center City and citywide reached the highest point in decades in 2021.

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Positive Signs of Philadelphia’s Economic Recovery

As Philadelphia marks the two-year anniversary of the mandated citywide COVID-19 shutdown on March 16, 2020, Center City continues to show promising signs of recovery, buoyed by rising numbers of pedestrians who are supporting increases in retail and restaurant sales, local tax revenue, new store openings and downtown vibrancy.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Bicycle Commuting 2018 December 7, 2018 transportation, bicycles PDF
Philadelphia Retail Report 2018 December 4, 2018 retail 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
Pedestrian Count Report - April 2018 May 7, 2018 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
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