Research & Reports

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

Annual Report

State of Center City 2020

State of Center City 2020 is a comprehensive overview of market conditions downtown at the end of 2019, before the impact of the current crisis. It provides detailed profiles of the diverse sectors that drove ten straight years of employment growth, highlighting strengths and challenges as we entered 2020.

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Real Estate Developments Downtown

The 2019 Developments Report includes a map and full-color photos or renderings and project descriptions of all 62 major developments in Center City, categorized by type. New for 2019, an interactive map that features all of the information found within the publication.

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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
State of Center City 2020 April 20, 2020 office, retail, residential, eds & meds, public spaces, civic life, socc PDF
Center City Philadelphia Retail 2019 November 28, 2019 retail PDF
Outdoor Seating 2019 October 1, 2019 outdoor seating, streetscape, retail 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
Pedestrian Count Report - March 2019 April 19, 2019 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - February 2019 March 13, 2019 retail, pedestrian count 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
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