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© 2019  Philadelphia City Planning Commission 

1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor | 215-683-4615 | planning[at]phila.gov

CENTRAL
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The Central District Plan was 

adopted by PCPC on June 11, 2013.

Central District Planner: 

Ian Litwin| 215-683-4609

Ian.Litwin@phila.gov

District at a Glance:

​The Central District covers 5.67 square miles and has a total population of 117,132, according to the 2010 census. The Central District - commonly referred to as Center City - is a part of the region’s metropolitan center, which also includes a portion of University City. Center City is a highly dense, compact, mixed-use area that is the primary hub of the region’s economic, educational, and cultural activities. Center City is the home of Philadelphia’s historic core, as well as a dynamic area of growth that is attracting new residents, businesses, and visitors to the city.