Penn Center for Innovation

Penn Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania
3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 200 – Philadelphia, PA 19104-6283
(215) 898-9591

RING BELL FOR ENTRANCE TO PCI

Please Note: PCI’s offices are not visible from the street. Our driveway is off of Chestnut Street between 31st and 32nd Streets. It is the last driveway on the right before Chestnut Street passes under the train trestle. If you go under the train trestle, you have gone too far.

Parking in the lot at PCI is by PERMIT ONLY
Please see the front desk receptionist for a permit immediately upon your arrival.
All cars parked without a permit are towed.

There is metered parking on Chestnut and Walnut Streets if no parking space is available in the lot. If you are coming from Walnut Street, enter 3101 Walnut Street, Facilities and Real Estate Services Building. Take the elevator to floor “1.” Exit the building through the doors on the right and walk down the pathway to the first set of double doors on the left. PCI is in Suite 200.

For Arrival by Train

The closest train station to us is 30th Street Station at 30th and Market.  You can catch a cab or if you prefer to walk, go south on 31st Street from Market to Chestnut Street, turn right, heading west at Chestnut Street. Continue westward under the train trestle and enter the parking lot on the left. PCI is the second set of double doors next to the Penn Children’s Center.

For Arrival by Car

From the North: Take I-95 South to I-676 Westbound toward Center City. From I-676, travel less than two miles taking “exit only” ramp towards the Airport marked I-76 East. Proceed less than a mile to exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch St.  Arch St turns left and becomes N 30th St. Turn right at Market St.  Turn left at S 34th St.  Turn left onto Chestnut Street, then Follow “Driving eastward on Chestnut Street”.

From the South: Take I-95 North to Exit 11 signed “291 West to I-76 West”. Go across Platt Bridge, getting into the left lane for left turn onto 26th Street at the base of the bridge. Continue on 26th which merges with I-76 West. Continue on I-76 West for approximately 3 miles to exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch St. Arch St turns left and becomes N 30th St. Turn right at Market St.  Turn left at S 34th St.  Turn left onto Chestnut Street, then Follow “Driving eastward on Chestnut Street”.

From the Northeast: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 4 for Route 73 North. Proceed on Route 73 North to I-295 South. From I-295 South, take Exit 26 which is I-76 West. Cross over into Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman Bridge. (This section of I-76 is also called the Schuylkill Expressway.) Take exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch St. Arch St turns left and becomes N 30th St. Turn right at Market St.  Turn left at S 34th St.  Turn left onto Chestnut Street, then Follow “Driving eastward on Chestnut Street”.

From the Northwest: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24, Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch St. Arch St turns left and becomes N 30th St. Turn right at Market St.  Turn left at S 34th St.  Turn left onto Chestnut Street, then Follow “Driving eastward on Chestnut Street”.

Driving eastward on Chestnut Street: After 32nd Street traffic light, proceed slowly toward 31st Street in the right lane. The driveway to enter the PCI parking lot is located on the right before the train trestle that says “Drexel University.” You will see a tall cyclone fence with a large sign with the address “3160 Chestnut Street” at the driveway entrance. There will also be a listing of offices below the address. Turn right into driveway and park. PCI is in Suite 200. Use the second set of double doors next to the Penn Children’s Center.

Driving from Center City: Take Walnut Street to 33rd. Turn right onto 33rd Street, then take that to Chestnut. Turn right onto Chestnut Street, then Follow “Driving eastward on Chestnut Street”.