PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, received over 35 responses to the request for qualifications (RFQ) issued last fall for development of 109 acres at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This opportunity comprises the next stage of development at the Navy Yard, focused on bringing expanded life sciences R&D and production, corporate headquarters, office and commercial, retail and restaurant amenities, and for the first time, mixed-use residential buildings, to the Navy Yard’s Historic Core and Mustin Districts. From the diverse mix of experienced local and national developers who responded, PIDC has created a shortlist of highly attractive prospective partners who have been invited to submit detailed proposals in a request for proposal (RFP) stage, with final selection of a partner to be made later this year. Read more
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Kate McNamara was promoted at PIDC to Senior Vice President, Navy Yard. As an attorney specializing in complex project management, public sector real estate, and capital projects, she will continue to build on the Navy Yard’s current momentum, implementing the next phase of development, while growing the vision of the Navy Yard as a top regional destination.
In her new leadership role at PIDC, Kate will continue to build on current momentum and implement the next phase of growth and development at the Navy Yard. She will focus on the vision of the Navy Yard as a top regional destination through key initiatives, including enhancing Navy Yard accessibility with infrastructure improvements on Broad Street and an expanded transit program; attracting new and expanding employers in research and development, life sciences, corporate and financial services, and manufacturing and industry, enhanced by a robust program of retail, hospitality and residential development; and building a community where companies and their employees thrive through workforce development partnerships, special events and programming, and public art.
Prior to joining PIDC, McNamara served as Special Assistant to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, managing the Commonwealth’s $450 million port expansion initiative and strategic planning for the $786 million expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. She also represented the Commonwealth on the boards of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority and the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. McNamara also held positions at the Delaware River Port Authority as Assistant General Counsel, followed by Director, Port of Philadelphia and Camden to manage the $18 million Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and $10 million Riverlink Ferry System. McNamara holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the State University of New York. McNamara resides with her family in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia and serves on the Board of Governors for the Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia Planning and Land Use Policy Committee for the Urban Land Institute, and steering committee for the Philadelphia Trail Master Plan Committee.
This week, PIDC President Anne Bovaird Nevins announced a Navy Yard leadership transition. Senior Vice President Prema Katari Gupta has accepted a new position at the Center City District and will leave PIDC after nearly five years of leading the Navy Yard team, and Kate McNamara, PIDC’s Vice President of Real Estate Services, has been promoted to lead the Navy Yard as Senior Vice President, Navy Yard. Read more
As the “Coolest Shipyard in America” with opulent history, one-of-a-kind experiences, unforgettable landscapes, and first-class development, we’re calling on Philly’s Poets, Lyricist, and Storytellers for our first Navy Yard Haiku Contest.
Defined by the Haiku Society of America as a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey an experience – haiku are short, breezy poems that evoke an image in the reader’s mind. For this contest’s purposes, the haiku submissions need not to adhere to the familiar 5-7-5 syllable rule.
The contest theme is “Life at the Navy Yard”
Winning haiku — along with a selection of honorable mentions — will be printed and displayed at the Navy Yard in various locations along the river, in parks, and within the historic core.
All submission must be entered using this form: HERE
The Haiku Society of America’s guidelines for modern haiku do not require the traditional 5-7-5 structure because English and Japanese are vastly different languages. All entries will be reviewed. Three top submissions will be selected for first, second, and third place. Several honorable mentions will also be selected.
Each participant may enter only once, submitting one original, self-authored haiku via the submission form starting February 3, 2020 to February 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
Winners will be notified by email in mid-March, and publicly announced in late March.
The authors of the winning haiku will receive:
First place – $50.00 gift card to a Navy Yard café/restaurant
Second place – $20.00 gift card to a Navy Yard café/restaurant
Third place – $10.00 gift card to a Navy Yard café/restaurant
For questions, contact Trevor Smith; firstname.lastname@example.org