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We built this place to bring the public together—creating an authentic home and gathering place that offers convenience and inspires citizenship. Each amenity is consciously designed to facilitate connections between residents.

Art Collection

Curated to foster connection

On-site Retail

Designed to bring the public together

Social Space

  • Roof Deck
  • Golf Simulator Room
  • Club Room
  • Game Room


  • Conference Rooms
  • Storage Lockers
  • 24/7 Doorman
  • Package Concierge
  • Pet Grooming Station


  • Yoga Room
  • Fitness Center

In the Past

The Civic is an adaptive reuse of one of the oldest medical facilities in Philadelphia, St. Joe’s Hospital. Originally opened as a Catholic hospital under the direction of the Sisters of Charity, St. Joe’s continued to serve as West Girard’s public center for health and safety over 100 years later.

Sketch of St. Joe’s Catholic Hospital
Collage of Teddy Rooselvelt and Philadelphia

Behind our Name

Inspired by Teddy Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship in the Republic,” we believe that good citizenship starts with embracing and representing the people around you. We want our residents to feel grounded in their community when they step foot in this building, much like civic spaces tend to do. It’s a notion we’ve carried on from the development’s former use as a hospital. Creating a shared environment that unites like-minded people is how we landed on “The Civic.”

Read the Speech