The State of University City 2024

UCD President Matt Bergheiser delivers remarks during the State of University City 2024
Apr 19, 2024 39 days ago

On Thursday, April 18th, University City District held our annual State of University City event. We were thrilled to be joined by hundreds of partners, stakeholders, local leaders, and neighbors. During the program, we looked back at a year of major impact within our neighborhood, and looked forward to major events on the horizon, including the upcoming 250th anniversary of America, the rising buildings that will continue to transform our skyline, and UCD's own ambitious plans to enhance access to the Schuylkill River.

At our event, we screened a video highlighting the owners and operators of three standout local businesses: Renata's Kitchen, Two Locals Brewing, and Grant BLVD. You can view and share the video we produced with Oak Leaf Media by clicking below.

We also used the event as an opportunity to unveil details about the West Philly Waterfront, University City District's bold plan to bring a new, signature public space to the western banks of the Schuylkill River. You can read more about this project in this blog post.

Now that our event is complete, we're pleased to share an electronic version of The State of University City 2024. The State of University City 2024 provides details on nearly 50 ongoing development projects within our neighborhood, outlines the district’s status as a national leader in innovation, and includes data and details on economic conditions and trends. To obtain physical copies of the report, please stop by our office at 3940 Chestnut Street or email us at [email protected].

University City and its institutions, innovators, and community members are ready to be bold, optimistic, and relentless about the opportunities in front of us and future challenges. Together, we can shape a broadly inclusive prosperity.




Thank you to our event and publication sponsors:




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Campus Copy Center

CO-OP Restaurant and Bar

Hair Vyce Studio

New Deck Tavern

Pod Restaurant

Redblock Realty / University City Apartments

Renata’s Kitchen

University City Grocery Outlet