1600 Market Street, Suite 2500 |  Philadelphia, PA 19103

215.546.6719 (voice)  |  215.523.7911 (fax)  |  centercity@centercityresidents.org

Center City Residents' AssociationCCRA is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization devoted to making Center City a better place to live, work and play.   Our members volunteer thousands of man-hours each year to a wide range of projects that help preserve and improve the quality of life in Center City for the benefit of residents, local merchants and visitors.

Click here to see a brief presentation on how CCRA contributes to improving the quality of life in Center City. The presentation incorporates beautiful images of local sights taken by talented local photographers.

Organized originally as an ad hoc citizen group in 1947 to resist city plans to dig up Rittenhouse Square for an underground garage, over the years CCRA has helped to protect the unique historical and residential character of our community while encouraging responsible development. We work on projects, large and small, that contribute to parks, schools, tree planting, clean streets, neighborhood safety, recycling, and community events, among other things. We also provide opportunities to socialize with other civic-minded members of the community during events like our annual house tour and Chili Challenge.

CCRA activities are supported mostly by member fees and we do not receive funding from the City. CCRA offers memberships at different price levels for residents, seniors, students and local businesses. We hope you will join us in improving the quality of life in Center City.

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CCRA Service Area

The area served by Center City Residents' Association runs from the south side of JFK Boulevard to the north side of South Street, the west side of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River.

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Proposed zoning changes to the area between 

Spruce Street and Rodman Street, and between 

19th Street and the Schuylkill River Park.

Click here to view existing map

Click here to view proposed map

Upcoming Community Events

07 Dec 2016 6:00 PM • Independence Charter School - 1600 Lombard St
11 Dec 2016 1:00 PM • Center City West/Rittenhouse Sq Area
12 Dec 2016 6:30 PM • Greenfield School, 2200 Chestnut St
13 Dec 2016 7:00 PM • 1600 Market St., 25th fl., Phila., PA 19103
14 Dec 2016 6:00 PM • Victor's Bar, 2101 Chestnut St
27 Dec 2016 7:00 PM • Stevens Center - 2111 Sansom St



The following area businesses help make
CCRA programs and activities possible
financial and other support:











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