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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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Driving Growth
     to Every Corner
of Philadelphia

Bartram's Plaza installed 2020 

We want to hear from our neighbors.

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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2+ miles

of riverfront trail

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20 acres

of open space

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40 acres

cleaned since

its inception

We have been working in 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 the 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
Grays Ferry Clean Up w/ SEPTA
Grays Ferry Clean Up w/ SEPTA
Grays Ferry Clean Up w/ SEPTA
PIDC + United by Blue - Cleanup
Grays Ferry Clean Up w/ SEPTA
Grays Ferry Clean Up w/ SEPTA

Clean Up Initiatives in Southwest

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


Resources for Community Businesses

Did You Know? 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.


Find out more about our business loan products and apply on the PIDC website.  

Workforce & Hiring

Community Sustaining Jobs

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.


Prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow today by connecting to local organizations focused on skills development offered at a variety of levels in the exciting field of bioprocessing:

Wistar Institute/Community College of Philadelphia (Biomedical Technician Training Program)

The Biomedical Technician Training (BTT) Program offers a unique learning experience in the field of basic and applied biomedical research with a structured path toward research technician careers through courses at Community College of Philadelphia and supervised, hands-on- laboratory experience at the Wistar Institute or an affiliated training site.
Wistar Institute/Cheyney University Collaboration
Wistar Institute/Cheyney University   

Cheyney University students participate in Wistar’s biomedical research and training curriculum and gain hands-on experience through laboratory courses and internships that can progress into Wistar’s registered apprenticeship program.
Science Center BULB
Science Center BULB (Building Understanding of Lab Basics)

If you have a high school diploma or GED, take the first steps towards a career in STEM.  The Science Center connects Philadelphians to jobs at science and tech companies in University City and beyond, offering free four-week virtual trainings in the STEM field that will allow you to gain skills sought after by local science and tech employers. 
West Philly Skills Initiative
West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) 

The Skills Initiative runs year-round, cohort-based, jobs-driven training models that harness the hiring power of our area’s major employers, while cultivating our neighbors’ talent.

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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