Navy Yard Blog

AV Shuttle

February 23, 2024

Navy Yard AV Shuttle to Begin Operations February 27

Be the first to experience this exciting and emerging technology being piloted at the Navy Yard with the official start of the Navy Yard autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle service. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, the Navy Yard AV Shuttle will begin taking passengers around the Navy Yard campus. Navy Yard AV Shuttle

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Amenities

February 21, 2024

Newsletter Archive

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AV Shuttle

December 20, 2023

Pennsylvania’s First Autonomous Shuttle to Begin Service in the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Pennsylvania’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle has officially arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and is ready to begin operations starting in early January 2024. The arrival of the electric, zero-emissions shuttle comes after much planning, testing, and coordination between public and private organizations. The project was announced in February 2022 when PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private

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Energy

November 16, 2023

Navy Yard Kicks Off Bus Electrification and Campus-Wide EV Study

In July 2023, PIDC released a public RFP to select an experienced team to conduct a Bus Electrification and Campus-Wide EV Study and develop an implementation plan at the Navy Yard. We are happy to announce that we selected Virginkar & Associates, Inc. (VAI) consultant team to conduct a study on improving the Navy Yard’s

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Innovation

August 14, 2023

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Second Recruitment

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Second Recruitment to Connect Philadelphians with Quality Jobs in the Region’s Rapidly Growing Life Sciences Sector The Wistar Institute, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Iovance Biotherapeutics, PIDC, and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Launch Second Recruitment for the Award-Winning Program on August 22 Partners in Greater Philadelphia’s

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Cool Jobs

May 3, 2023

Navy Yard Workforce Program Receives $525,000 Federal Grant

Through the strong support of Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), PIDC recently received a $525,000 grant for its innovative workforce program – the Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI). Congresswoman Scanlon secured the Community Projects Funding commitment for NYSI in 2022 and PIDC recently completed the administrative grant process to access the funds. NYSI is a

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Community

April 21, 2023

The Navy Yard – Building through Sustainability & Resiliency

What has made the Navy Yard the coolest and most successful commercial redevelopments of an old military instillation are the continued commitments to sustainability & resiliency. This has been the mission since PIDC began redevelopment nearly 20 years ago and will remain true through future redevelopment plans. The Navy Yard is dedicated to providing a

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Innovation

April 17, 2023

The Navy Yard Welcomes Delegation of Leaders from Argentina as Part of U.S. State Department Program

A delegation of economists, government officials, legislative advisors, and business leaders from Argentina visited the Navy Yard on April 14 as part of a larger visit to the U.S. through a State Department program to understand political, social, and economic issues in the U.S. During the visit, Navy Yard leadership briefed the group on the

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Cool Jobs

April 14, 2023

NSWCPD Co-Hosts 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge with Temple University

The following is courtesy of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division. You can access the original article here. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division co-hosted the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge with Temple University’s College of Science and Technology at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center on March 24, 2023. SeaPerch

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Community

April 5, 2023

Navy Yard Showcased during Planning Conference in Philadelphia

The Navy Yard was a must-see stop as planners from around the country gathered in Philadelphia for the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference 2023 (NPC23) March 31-April 4 – with a focus on how the planning community can lead the way to develop solutions to today’s most pressing problems. They Navy Yard hosted several

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Cool Jobs

March 30, 2023

Award-Winning Life Sciences Workforce Program Graduates First Class at Navy Yard

The 22-week program, which began recruitment last summer and generated more than 400 applicants, graduated its first class at a ceremony held at Iovance Biotherapeutics at the Navy Yard March 10th, 2023. In total, 13 students graduated from the program, and ten will be connected with employment at Iovance Biotherapeutics as Aseptic Technicians starting at $23.50/hour. Associate

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Development Updates

March 29, 2023

Ensemble/Mosaic Signs First Lease at New Navy Yard Life Science Building with bioMérieux, Inc.

This blog is courtesy of Ensemble/Mosaic. Read the release on the Ensemble/Mosaic website. PHILADELPHIA – March 29, 2023 – Ensemble/Mosaic, a joint venture between Ensemble Investments, LLC and Mosaic Development Partners, has announced the signing of its first tenant, bioMérieux, Inc., at 1201 Normandy Place, the newest life science facility at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The building

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Innovation

January 25, 2023

Improved Cell Service Across Navy Yard

You may have not seen them, but you probably noticed the improvement in cell connectivity at the Navy Yard. AT&T just launched several new small cell sites across the 1,200-acre campus. Four new small-cell sites are now online which have dramatically enhanced coverage throughout the Navy Yard – especially for businesses along Kitty Hawk Ave

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Innovation

January 20, 2023

Philly Shipyard’s NSMV Program Achieves Milestone with Steel Cutting of Fourth Ship

Philly Shipyard, Inc., reached a remarkable milestone this week with the announcement of the cutting of steel for the fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), which is destined for the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston, Texas, upon its expected completion in 2025. The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) NSMV program is designed

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Innovation

January 19, 2023

Coriell Life Sciences Research Finds Precision Medicine Has Reached a Global Tipping Point for Adoption

Big news coming from Coriell Life Sciences. Their newly published research, authored by leaders at the company, reveals that the time is finally right for healthcare systems, employers, and governments to establish genome-informed clinical decision-making as the new standard of care. “The stage is set for leaders around the world to change healthcare as we know

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