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Driving Growth to Every Corner of Philadelphia

As PIDC begins the process of selecting a development partner for the Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus, we are committed to ensuring that the development process progresses in a way that embraces diversity and is equitable and inclusive. We are working to ensure that future development in the area will have a positive impact on the people who will be living with the development for decades to come. 

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Invested in Positive Change


Aligned with the City of Philadelphia's
Lower Schuylkill Master Plan, PIDC has been at work for more than a decade  transforming a deteriorating 3,700-acre industrial corridor into modern business campuses for innovation that has already resulted in:

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in investment

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20 acres

of open space

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2+ miles

of riverfront trail

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60 acres

cleaned since

its inception



We have been working together with the community to address long-standing pain points in the neighborhood, which include the state of Grays Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard.   


PIDC is assisting with funding the full design of the Complete Streets Project, as well as the construction of streetscape, sidewalk improvements, and gateway treatments.

Join PIDC & Septa at the
Blossom at Bartram!
Complete Streets Public Engagement Sessions:

Community Partners

PIDC is always eager to listen and collaborate in the community and is currently engaged with a number of City and immediate neighborhood stakeholders in the Lower Schuylkill, with a process of comprehensive outreach to community organizations representing the Southwest currently underway.

Questions about community partnerships?
Contact us via the 
community feedback form

Francis Myers Rec Center  58th & Kingsessing


PIDC is committed to addressing long-standing community concerns about trash, short dumping, and litter along the streets in Kingsessing. Whether it is partnering with United by Blue to remove nearly 300,000 pounds of trash from this neighborhood or partnering with SEPTA to sweep up the Grays Avenue Corridor, we are following through with that promise.

Trash Removed

292,160 lbs

Photography by: United Blue for Bratram's North and Asia Mieleszko for Grays Ave Corridor Clean up

Resources for Community Businesses


PIDC offers businesses surrounding the Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus the capital you need to grow. PIDC’s mission is to drive growth to all corners of Philadelphia. If you’re looking to expand, hire staff, buy equipment, or need help with cashflow, PIDC can help.


More about our business loan products at  

Workforce & Hiring

At full build out it is anticipated that as many as

4,000 family sustaining jobs

can be attracted to the Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus for Philadelphians, especially those who reside in the Southwest Philadelphia community. PIDC is committed to working with the Southwest community to connect residents to workforce training and job opportunities within the future campus.

Community Form

We're invested in the community.

Are you a resident, local business or community organization (non-profit, CDC, church, etc.) looking to talk with PIDC about the Lower Schuylkill project? 


Submit your questions here and we'll do our best to respond quickly.



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