Market Street overpass at 2nd Street with SEPTA bus

Research & Reports

Old City District produces reports and publications to provide important information and updates for business owners, stakeholders, residents, and visitors. Browse the documents below.

N. 3rd Street corridor with Old City District banner on street pole

Vision2026 Halfway Progress Update

Old City District published "Old City Vision2026: Halfway Progress Update" in November 2021 with the purpose of evaluating, and recalibrating, our efforts.

Light blue Old City banner

Vision2026

Philadelphia and Old City continue to grow in population, and Vision2026 is an attempt to embrace this change and shape the future of Old City, setting a vision for optimal private development and a high quality public realm.

SEPTA buses at Penn's Landing overpass

Market Street Transformation Mobility Study

The Market Street Transformation Mobility Study is a next step of Old City Vision2026.

The Bourse building

State of Old City

The State of Old City 2018-2019 provides an economic snapshot of Old City, highlights recent successes, and shares current and upcoming opportunities.

Rooftops of Old City buildings

Old City Design Guide

The Old City Design Guide is meant as a reference for property owners, developers, architects, and shopfront entrepreneurs.

Market Street

Old City Parking Study

The Old City District commissioned Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) to assess off-street public parking availability in and near the District. 

Drawing of 2nd and Market proposal

Park at 2nd & Market

Old City District has undertaken a Vision2026 initiative to reimagine the Park at 2nd and Market Streets, part of Independence National Historical Park and under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.