Master Plan Update for Philadelphia Navy Yard

PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic are thrilled to share an exciting opportunity for large-scale comprehensive master planning at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. 

In July, PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, announced its selection of a team comprised of Ensemble Real Estate Investments and Mosaic Development Partners as its development partner to steward the next phase of development and growth at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Selection of the Ensemble/Mosaic team was the culmination of a year-long competitive process that attracted interest from more than 35 development teams from across the country.

In order to deliver a vibrant and cohesive campus that accommodates the ambitious development proposed by Ensemble/Mosaic, PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic will complete an update to previous master plans for the Navy Yard campus. This 2021 update will reflect development that has occurred since the 2013 update, plans for a new mixed-use program on 109 acres, and updated planning for key areas of the Navy Yard. The master plan will include campus-wide amenity, placemaking, sustainability, transit, and connectivity plans to integrate Ensemble/Mosaic’s 109 acres and these additional sites with existing development throughout the Navy Yard. The planners will also coordinate their work with the existing development being planned at the Navy Yard by Ensemble/Mosaic and other development teams. 

PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic seek proposals from qualified, experienced, diverse, and inclusive firms to provide a comprehensive master plan. PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic welcome submissions from coordinated teams of firms with diverse experiences that, together, can deliver on the project scope in its entirety. Submissions will be evaluated, in part, on the demonstrated commitment to diversity in the proposal team, including meaningful and significant project roles for M/W/DSBE firms.

Download the RFP to learn more about this opportunity and the submission process.

Questions from respondents regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing via email to the contact identified in Section VII of the RFP no later than Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

Responses to this RFP must be submitted electronically via email to the contact identified in Section VII of the RFP on or before 5:00 pm EST on Friday, February 5, 2021.



The pre-bid meeting will be held Friday, January 15 from 9am to 11am EST on Zoom. You must register for the pre-bid meeting in advance at this LINK.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows (all times approximate):

  • 9:00am to 10:00am EST: Introductions and Opportunity Overview
  • 10:00am to 11:00am EST: Question + Answer

In order to facilitate teaming, PIDC will assemble and circulate a list of registrants with contact information. In order to be included on this list, please ensure that you provide all requested information when registering. If you are unable to attend live, but desire to make your information available for potential teaming, please register using the same link for the pre-bid Zoom meeting.

The meeting will be recorded and distributed, if you are unable to attend live or would like to review any portion of the meeting.