No matter where you live, you may join CCRA and enjoy the benefits of membership.
Have you ever visited Schuylkill River Park, or Rittenhouse Square, or enjoyed the quaint charm of Fitler Square? If so, you've benefited from the work of CCRA and its members. Examples of some of CCRA's current initiatives include:
- A partnership with the Center City District to perform sidewalk cleaning of after weekly trash collection.
- CCRA Community Commons educational events that inform residents on critical issues like demographics trends and redistricting, candidate night forums, briefings on educational alternatives for families with school-age children, and many other topics.
- The development and promotion of a Neighborhood Plan that provides a conceptual framework for new development that addresses traffic, parking, open space, recreational uses, commercial uses, and many other important issues. This plan is a part of CCRA's on-going endeavor to encourage development while preserving the unique character and architectural heritage of our community.
- Support and participation in the South Street Bridge Coalition which successfully lobbied to redesign the South Street Bridge to better accommodate pedestrian and bike traffic.
- Assisting residents to plant trees on their block, managing the community garden, supporting the creation of bike lanes, and many other on-going activities that contribute to the greening of our community.
In addition to assisting the good work CCRA does for our community, members receive a quarterly newsletter and special rates for events like the annual House Tour.
Members can access CCRA's online community to share their experiences with friends and neighbors through forums on topics such as how to have cleaner streets or ways to make city government more effective. Members are free to start their own subject-specific forums to invite discussion from other CCRA members.