The Yard BLOG



Master Plan

The Navy Yard is a dynamic urban campus uniting creative energy, innovative ideas, and rich history on the Philadelphia waterfront.
Spanning over 1,200 acres, this sustainable, progressive campus is a living monument to the spirit of collaboration, business growth, and partnership between the more than 150 companies located here.

In 2004, the Navy Yard commissioned Robert A.M. Stern Architects and a team of real estate, development, planning, and design professionals to produce an updated Master Plan. The 2004 Master Plan provides a series of initiatives and actions to create a vibrant mixed-use campus, centered on historic preservation, sustainability, and smart growth. The Plan's vision includes environmentally friendly workplaces, notable architecture, industrial development, great public spaces, waterfront amenities, improved mass transit, and residential development.

In 2013, the Master Plan was updated, building upon the successes to date, with an expanded vision of what's to come.

At full build-out, the Navy Yard will support up to 13.5 million square feet of development, 30,000 people, and over $3 billion in private investment. With this plan as a guide, the Navy Yard is planning for its bright future.