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Innovation is driven by two major things - a density of skilled people and relentless curiosity.

At uCity Square, you’ll experience a neighborhood overflowing with both.

What is uCity Square?

Located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, uCity Square is an 8.0 million-square-foot mixed-use community consisting of laboratory, clinical, office, retail, and residential space.

Surrounded by colleges and universities, independent research institutions, world-renowned hospitals, hundreds of restaurants and shops, and thousands of jobs, uCity Square is the center of connectivity for residents, students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. It is where serendipitous collisions and chance meetings lead to collaboration and the exchange of ideas. It is where the future is invented through partnerships and participation. And it is where determination turns the improbable into a reality.

16 existing buildings
10 new buildings
363 existing apartments
700+ new apartments
3M existing square feet
4M new square feet
9K+ employees
11 city blocks


uCity Square is a partnership between the University City Science Center and Wexford Science + Technology.

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At the physical and spiritual heart of uCity Square lies the Science Center and its 50+ year history of helping entrepreneurs move their ideas out of the lab, the workshop, or the garage, and into the marketplace. Founded in 1963 as the nation’s first urban research park, the Science Center’s core strength in tech-based economic development makes it a powerhouse in the region.

Wexford Science + Technology is a development company exclusively focused on partnering with universities, academic medical centers, and research institutions to develop vibrant, mixed-use, amenity-rich Knowledge Communities that are built on a foundation of research, discovery, innovation, entrepreneurial activity, corporate engagement, and community inclusion. Wexford has been developing lab space in University City since 1999 and is continuing to grow the neighborhood as an innovation district through the future uCity Square developments.