Fostering Development

Growing Philadelphia

Our mission.


We Are Developers. Lenders. Architects. Investors. Lawyers. Economists. Engineers. City Planners. And What Do We Have In Common? Promoting development in the Philadelphia region and investing in the economy for generations to come.



News, our views and information about our mission to grow Philadelphia and support

a culture of sustained development.

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What we do.


We work to foster investment that strengthens the tax base, supports development, creates jobs

and repopulates a City that once had 2.2 million people.

Who we are.


The Development Workshop and its 40 plus members include Philadelphia’s most prominent real estate developers, architects and designers, former public planning and development officials, civil engineers, lawyers, consultants, brokers, economists and lenders.  



Each month we meet to discuss planning, zoning and development issues and address challenges facing Philadelphia, its neighborhoods, and the region. These challenges are constantly evolving and, as we address them in real-time, we want to make sure the public has access to good information and that Philadelphians are well-informed about the forces and decisions that reshape our city.

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