Historic homes along Elfreth's Alley in Old City

About the Neighborhood

Old City, Philadelphia

Old City is experiencing unprecedented residential growth. The number of housing units in Old City has grown dramatically, and planned residential developments will bring even more new residents to the neighborhood.  

You will find links to neighborhood resources, the Old City District Registered Community Organization (RCO) process, and more information below. 

Market Street overpass

Neighborhood Resources

If you live or work in Old City, find resources and contact information here.

Rooftops of Old City buildings

Registered Community Organization (RCO)

The RCO reviews zoning applications for projects proposed within our geographic boundaries, once an application has been submitted to the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I), as prescribed by the zoning code of Philadelphia.