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Center City Residents' Association

CCRA is your neighbors.  Join us!

We are a non-profit, volunteer civic group. Our mission is to preserve, enhance and celebrate Center City living. Our footprint runs from Broad St. to the Schuylkill River and from South St. to JFK Blvd.

We got started in 1947, halting a plan to rip up Rittenhouse Sq. to build a parking garage underneath.  We’ve been working to make Center City a great place to live ever since.

We work on projects, large and small: parks, schools, tree planting, clean sidewalks, neighborhood safety, recycling, community events, and more. 

CCRA activities are supported almost entirely by member fees and events.  Memberships are available for residents, seniors, students, local businesses and more.  Click for more information.  

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Town Hall Police & Safety Forums

CCRA is hosting a  town hall forum to give residents an opportunity to meet the new incoming Captain of the 9th Police District, and get an update on what the police have done and will continue to do to combat crime on 15th Street. Please note that each town hall forum will be devoted to a different area.

Town Hall Police Forum # 2 - Crime on 15th Street

Date : Thursday 4/13 at 6:30 p.m.
Place : Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street

District Attorney Candidates Debate, Sat., Apr. 15, 10:30am, Saxbys HQ, 2300 Chestnut St, Suite 310


CCRA is bringing you this crucial opportunity to become more informed about the candidates for this vital office. 7 of the 8 candidates are confirmed. Please email your questions to centercity@centercityresidents.org by 4/12. Larry Platt, former Editor of the Daily News and Philadelphia Mag. & Phila. Citizen co-founder, will moderate and ask the tough questions for this vital job. Complimentary Saxbys specialty coffees! (Imp.: It's at Saxbys office at 2300 Chestnut, not their coffee shop at 2000 Chestnut).

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

15 May 2017 6:00 PM • Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St
24 May 2017 7:00 PM • Trinity Ctr for Urban Life - 2212 Spruce St
08 Jun 2017 6:30 PM • Baril Resturant 267 S. 19th

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

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1608 Walnut Street, 12th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.546.6719 | Email: centercity@centercityresidents.org
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