Editor’s note: This article was originally published in November 2016 and has since been updated with the most recent information.
University City has been booming for years now, transforming the west banks of the Schuylkill River on a daily basis. And the eds and meds hotbed claims it's only getting started.
That's according to University City District's latest report, the State of University City 2018, which just dropped this week. The 88-page booklet is stacked with stats about the neighborhood's current state and future, including the fact that it experienced a staggering 1.5 million square feet of new development in 2016. (In 2015, that number was 2.6 million). In fact, the number of construction permits in this neighborhood has skyrocketed more than 500 percent(!) from pre-recession levels.
Dozens projects big and small are still in the works, and we’ve mapped the largest ones here. Some caveats: These projects are listed from west to east and they are 100,000 square feet or more.
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