The University City Science Center and Wexford Science and Technology will build uCity Square on the old site of the University City High School. Total build out for the site will include 4 million square feet of office/lab/commercial, retail and residential space across 10 buildings. Four building will top 12 or more floors, the remaining six buildings will rise 4 to 10 floors in height.
uCity Square Residential Tower: 27 floors
uCity Square Office Tower 1: 15 floors
uCity Square Office Tower 2: 13 floors
uCity Square Office Tower 3: 12 floors
Title: uCity Square
Project: Office Space, Commercial space, lab space, retail, residential, elementary school, green space
Architect: ZGF Architects
Developer: University City Science center and Wexford Science & Technology
Location: Between 36th, 38th, Filbert and Powelton Ave, Philadelphia
Neighborhood: University City
District: West Philadelphia
Floors: 27, 15, 13, 12 floors
Height: ?? feet
The area will be branded “uCity Square — A Community of Ingenuity” and will seek to be the epicenter of “innovation and collaboration between the private sector and top-tier research institutions such as University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.”
Large-scale projects, such as uCity Square, make not only educational and research institutions more competitive but also the city – helping to spur economic development activity throughout the region. These sort of developments seek to harness the confluence of innovation and academic pursuits that ultimately translate into new business development.
The Science Center with its development partner plan to build high-density, mixed-use projects that aim to create a cohesive community that is active throughout the day and not just during business hours.
The University City Science Center campus is getting a new name - uCity Square - that its leaders hope captures better the inclusive urban vibe they are seeking to cultivate at the West Philadelphia site.
Though the science center itself will continue as a business incubator and research hub under its current name, the campus on which it operates is being rebranded as part of its $1 billion expansion in partnership with developer Wexford Science & Technology, officials announced Tuesday.
"UCity Square will be a true mixed-use community comprised of offices and lab space for companies of all sizes, while adding more residents and neighbors to the mix with shopping, dining, housing, and jobs," Stephen Tang, the center's chief executive, said in prepared remarks.
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