University City District’s Membership Program connects leading businesses in and around University City with exclusive networking opportunities, custom research, and other members-only benefits while fueling UCD’s collective economic impact. 


​Members receive the following benefits:

Membership Program



  • Priority invitations to annual tours of University City development projects
  • Priority access to custom market research, data runs and GIS analysis for project-planning purposes
  • The opportunity to guide original research and analysis and shape ideas to improve the business climate and quality of life in University City
  • Quarterly newsletter on University City development trends and market data, emailed exclusively to members.
  • 100 copies of State of University City annual report for distribution to partners, stakeholders and tenants



  • Table/tent presence at one consumer-oriented UCD event each year (for example, Baltimore Avenue Stroll, 40th Street Summer Series, and Movies in Clark Park)
  • Banner ads in up to three UCD e-newsletters per year; sent to a distribution list of  5,500 residents, students, partners and civic leaders



  • One day of free special event ambassador and/or public safety coverage at your University City property(ies)
  • Priority access to graffiti removal services, special UCD trash pickups, move-in/move-out services and public space maintenance services



  • Your membership also supports core UCD services, including:
  • 120,000 public safety patrol hours/year
  • More than 4,400 nighttime walking escorts of University City students and residents to their homes
  • 44,000 hours of public maintenance services/per year, including 90,000 bags of trash removed and 3,000 graffiti tags erased
  • Major investments in University City public spaces and gateways, including The Porch at 30th Street Station, Market Street Bridge, the 40th Street Trolley Portal Garden, pedestrian plazas and parklets
  • Special events that attract more than 50,000 annual attendees from across the city and region
  • Advertising and press partnerships that result in more than 1.3 million dollars of annual media value in selling University City
  • Intensive, ongoing efforts to recruit retail prospects and support commercial corridors



For more information about UCD’s Membership Program, contact Sarah Davis, Director of Development at 215.243.0555 x226 or [email protected].