Can Drexel’s splashy $3.5B Schuylkill Yards project make Philly’s tech scene more inclusive?

Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust announced Wednesday an ambitious, 20-year, multibillion dollar project to transform the area around 30th Street Station into the “Schuylkill Yards.”

The 14-acre development, which includes a public park and eight new high-rises, is a centerpiece of Drexel President John Fry’s vision for an “Innovation Neighborhood,” where tech companies and their employees can live, work and play. (Kind of like what the University City Science Center is doing slightly farther west, but at a larger scale.)

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