2024 Report to the Community

Revisit 2023 in KOP
Eric Goldstein President & CEO
Cheryl Gebeline-Myers Chair, Board of Directors

We are pleased to share our 2024 Annual Report to the Community with you.

This is our first all-digital version, and we are thrilled to present the King of Prussia story using this lively, interactive and environmentally-responsible alternative.

Upper Merion Township/King of Prussia (UMT/KOP) emerged from the challenges of the pandemic to reach impressive milestones across numerous industries and market sectors in 2023. Of particular note, we closed 2023 with the lowest aggregate commercial office vacancy (9%) since we started tracking this in 2011. Retail sales are at, or exceed, pre-pandemic numbers. Employees are returning to work (85%) and overall visitor trips (93%) are nearing pre-pandemic levels. Hotel performance rebounded significantly with incredibly impressive weekend performance. Casino revenues set all-time records. New restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues opened their doors, and multiple housing developments progressed towards completion.

Organizationally, 2023 was a busy year for our team! We completed the First Avenue Linear Park Phase Two, installed new gateway signs in Renaissance Park and completed the Moore Road Multimodal Trail and Linear Park Study. Our team produced 36 events throughout KOP, including a new experiential networking series. Our fundraiser events for CHOP and the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard brought in record-breaking donations. In addition, we continued to aggressively target C-Suite and site selection professionals through our HQ KOP campaign, designed to attract new business to UMT/KOP.

This year we also rolled out our 2024-2029 Strategic Plan to articulate how we plan to execute our mission and realize our vision for King of Prussia. Our work is designed to accelerate economic growth by making King of Prussia vibrant, attractive and prosperous and we greatly appreciate your continued support!


Upper Merion Township At a Glance

Upper Merion Township/King of Prussia is the economic engine of Montgomery County, PA and represents the largest commercial center in the Philadelphia suburbs and the third largest employment center in the region.

28M SF
Total Commercial SF (Including Office, Retail, Hotel and Industrial)
Assessed Value of Commercial Real Estate
Projects in Development 2020-2023
Commercial, Industrial and Multifamily Properties
Residential Units
Hotel Rooms
182548+ SF
Meeting Space
Parks & Open Spaces

Real Estate Tax Revenue (2024)

$11,942,128 to Montgomery County
$9,078,814 to Upper Merion Township
$54,871,905 to Upper Merion Area School District
$972,727 to Montgomery County Community College

King Of Prussia District

King of Prussia District Fuels Economic Growth

King of Prussia District accelerates economic growth by making King of Prussia more vibrant, attractive and prosperous. Established in 2010 by Upper Merion Township Ordinance, King of Prussia District is funded by 431 commercial, industrial and multifamily property owners within its 1,965 acre boundary. The organization's programs and services help drive resident, corporate and investor confidence and are designed to boost property values. Significant revenue increases for the Township, Upper Merion Area School District, Montgomery County and Montgomery County Community College come from the organization's success.

King of Prussia District Boundaries

Total Assessed Property Value
King of Prussia District accelerates economic growth by making King of Prussia vibrant, attractive and prosperous.
King of Prussia is Greater Philadelphia's economic powerhouse and premier location for community and commerce.
Inspire collaboration that strengthens community.

Advocate for our stakeholders.

Elevate King of Prussia's profile.

Deliver a compelling vision for King of Prussia's future.

Strive to increase property values.
We realize opportunity, challenge convention and pursue our vision with passion.
We strive for excellence, produce with purpose and inspire collaborations that strengthen community.
We value humor and personality as much as accomplishment, create extraordinary experiences and have fun while we get sh*t done!

King of Prussia District Programs

Physical Improvements

From signage to landscaped medians along some of King of Prussia's most visible and highly-traveled corridors, King of Prussia District manages design, construction and maintenance of landscapes that enhance KOP's aesthetic.
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Land Use & Zoning

King of Prussia District works closely with the Township and County to develop strategies for a comprehensive and cohesive forward-thinking vision for KOP's future.
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Research & Data Analytics

King of Prussia District conducts data-driven research to analyze performance of the King of Prussia market, inform thoughtful change and keep KOP's transformation top of mind for stakeholders, elected officials, developers, investors and the general public.
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King of Prussia District is dedicated to making life flow in KOP, effecting game-changing transportation solutions that enhance vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation access.
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Marketing & Communications

Committed to keeping KOP in the spotlight and building on its reputation as one of America's great edge cities, King of Prussia District executes robust marketing and advertising campaigns and produces award-winning events throughout the year.
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100% of King of Prussia District's operating budget is paid for by private fees, event revenue and corporate sponsorships. King of Prussia District programs are funded through a special assessment fee made possible by commercial, industrial and multifamily properties within its boundary. The assessment fee is 0.00089 MILS, or approximately 3.1% of the total real estate tax bill for property owners. The millage rate has remained the same since the District was founded in 2010.

The Future

Investment and Development

Since 2010, more than $5B was invested in economic development projects in King of Prussia. The incredible diversity of projects include office, medical, manufacturing, logistics, life sciences, pharma, retail, hospitality, dining, entertainment and residential. The pipeline remains remarkably strong in 2024.

Notable 2023 Deliveries

588 N. Gulph Rd.


The three-story complex is located on more than 48 acres and features 34 hitting bays on each level that can accommodate more than 500 golfers, along with a restaurant and bar. Topgolf is known for its ball-tracking technology that enables amateurs and experts to test their driving skills year-round under climate-controlled conditions.
700 Geerdes Blvd.

PennDOT District 6 Regional Traffic Management Center

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) completed construction in March 2023 on a new District 6 Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) and parking structure. The new RTMC expands existing capabilities by providing a larger, modern facility to manage PennDOT's expanding Intelligent Transportation Systems. The 43,000 SF, $49.2M design/build facility connects to PennDOT's existing office on the same property.

Under Construction & In the Pipeline

127 S. Gulph Rd.

Residence Inn by Marriott & Hotel Prussia, BW Signature Collection

Construction is underway on a five-story Residence Inn by Marriott to replace the older section of the original Best Western hotel. The newer section of the Best Western (circa 2010) will become Hotel Prussia. The development will feature ground floor retail with a restaurant. The project is expected to deliver in 2024.
The Village at Valley Forge

Overlook at Town Center

Toll Brothers is constructing their third project at The Village at Valley Forge, a 142-unit townhome development in 13 buildings located on seven acres. The for-sale townhomes are priced from the low $600,000s and feature modern open floor plans with optional basements and rooftop terraces.
230 Mall Blvd.

Lockheed Martin

Maryland-based Lockheed Martin is adding a new 55,000 SF research and testing building alongside its existing 784,000 SF building on its 90-acre King of Prussia campus. Plans also call for extensive landscaping along Goddard Blvd., including heavily-landscaped stormwater basins.

Advanced Therapies Park: Innovation 511 & Innovation 611

Discovery Labs is now marketing property for over 2.7 M SF of R&D labs and cGMP manufacturing space across 15 build-to-suit buildings, which can be combined for a larger footprint.

Built For Business

CRE Overview and Performance

King of Prussia is the largest commercial center in the Philadelphia suburbs and represents the third largest employment center in the region behind downtown Philadelphia and University City. King of Prussia thrives on an incredibly diverse cross-section of industries that enabled the community to weather the pandemic and return to pre-pandemic form. King of Prussia enjoys an incredibly low office vacancy rate and continued investment in industrial, multifamily, retail and hospitality properties throughout the Township.

CRE Performance Stats

Commercial Property Stats

28M SF
Total Commercial SF (Including Office, Retail, Hotel and Industrial)
Total Commercial Properties
Aggregate Commercial Property Vacancy

Commercial Property SF


Class A Office


Class B Office


Class C Office

Office data reflects only non-owner occupied available property over 10K SF.
Leasable Office Inventory
8.6% Q4 2023 Vacancy
119 properties
7M Total SF
Excludes owner-occupied and properties under 10k SF.
All Office Inventory
7.2% Q4 2023 Vacancy
209 Properties
8.3M Total SF
Includes owner-occupied with all office sizes






Total SF of the 20 Largest Lease Transactions (2023)
Total Real Estate Sale Transactions (2023)

Realty Transfer Fees

Raising property values is one of King of Prussia District's guiding principles. Increased property values is a terrific metric to gauge the desirability of King of Prussia in the investment community. Rising property values also benefits the Township, County, School District and Montgomery County Community College through increased taxes on higher property assessments and earned income through the Realty Transfer Fee when a property is sold.

Real estate transactions in Montgomery County trigger a 2% Realty Transfer Fee that is shared between the County (1%), Township (.5%) and the School District (.5%) on an annual basis.
Increase in Business Applications from 2012 to 2023

Business Parks in King of Prussia

Moore Park

Formerly known as the King of Prussia Business Park, Moore Park is a progressive, thriving community where commercial, residential, retail, dining and industrial spaces work together to grow business, enhance lifestyle and seize opportunity. Located in the heart of KOP at the confluence of Routes 276, 76, 23 and 422, Moore Park is home to a number of notable companies including GeoBlue, Radial, Arkema, CSL Behring, PSI Pharma and more, in addition to Valley Forge Casino Resort, Topgolf, Bury the Hatchet and two escape rooms. Moore Park is an economic powerhouse in the suburban Philadelphia region.
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101,414 SF
Corporate Meeting and Event Space
Multifamily Housing Units
3.5M+ SF
Commercial Office and Industrial Space

Renaissance Park

Renaissance Park is a 333 acre business park located on the east side of Upper Merion Township. Constructed in the 1980s and 90s, Renaissance is now home to prominent tenants including Jefferson Health, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Tosoh Biosciences, World Courier, Proteovant, Vertex, Purolite and Recovery Centers of America. Innovation 411 and GSK are immediately adjacent to Renaissance Park.
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Lab, Manufacturing, Office and Industrial Space

Stay & Play

Hospitality and Attractions

With world-class shopping and dining, a wide variety of attractions and entertainment options, miles and miles of trails and 16 hotels, King of Prussia is a prime destination for business and leisure travel.

Hotel Rooms
182K+ SF
Total Hotel Meeting Space
Rooms Delivering Summer 2024
Rooms Delivering 2025

2023 Hotel Stats

Hotel Room Nights Booked
Occupancy Rate on Saturdays
Average Weekend Occupancy
Average Weekday Occupancy
KOP Hotels Accounted for 34.2% of Hotel Room Demand and 34.2% of Hotel Room Revenue in Montgomery County
Data from Valley Forge Casino Resort & Conference Center is not included

Destination Entertainment

Whether you're planning date night, a corporate team-building experience or a group hang, KOP's got you covered!

Valley Forge Casino Resort

The region's only full-amenity gaming resort, Boyd Gaming's Valley Forge Casino Resort (VFCR) is a top performer in the state. The Resort boasts a 40,000 SF gaming floor with 850 slot machines and 50 table games. VFCR's FanDuel Sportsbook offers 1,800 SF of sports betting with seven betting windows, 27 television screens and two sports tickers. At night, the Resort comes alive, with a variety of nightlife options, from tribute acts to comedy shows. With nearly 450 hotel rooms, a seasonal outdoor pool that often features live music, and five dining options, you can stay and play all weekend
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Ranked #2 of 17 PA Casinos in Revenue for 2023

$763.7M Revenue in 2023, up from $278M in 2020

Valley Forge National Historical Park

A natural oasis that is beautiful in any season, Valley Forge National Historical Park attracts everyone from hikers and bikers, to history buffs, to photographers and birders. Explore the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army on your own using the 10-mile driving loop that stops at nine pivotal points, or download the NPS app to learn about monuments, statues and historic buildings. Don't forget to stop by the Park's newly renovated Visitor Center for interactive exhibits and the Encampment Store.
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3,500 Acres of Monuments, Meadows and Woodlands

35 Miles of Trails

1.9M Visitors Annually
Under Construction

Maurice Stephens House

Valley Forge Park Alliance (VFPA) is working with the National Park Service on a $1.3M project to reposition the long-vacant Maurice Stephens House, set in the Grand Parade. Once complete in 2024, the House will serve as VFPA's headquarters and offer meeting space for intimate gatherings and programming. Visitors will also be able to pop in to enjoy a coffee or pastry from the Cafe, operated by Aneu Kitchen.
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Now Open


As of June 2023, visitors, employees and residents can tee off at one of the most anticipated attractions to open in KOP. Located on 48 acres across the street from Valley Forge Casino Resort, Topgolf boasts 102 outdoor climate-controlled hitting bays spanning three levels and is equipped with their Toptracer technology, which tracks each golf ball's flight path and distance. Topgolf also offers a full-service restaurant, a 28-foot video wall and more than 200 HDTVs. Perfect for your next event or team outing, Topgolf has a variety of private rooms as well as an outdoor area with backyard games.
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500+ Golfers Can Tee Off at Any Given Time

400+ Employees Hired

89th Location Opened Globally for Topgolf

Eat. Shop. Repeat!

Retail and Dining

From the 400+ retailers at Simon's King of Prussia Mall, to the always-busy King of Prussia Town Center, and the dozens of businesses within KOP's other retail plazas, King of Prussia is truly a shopper's delight. No matter what your taste or budget, you'll find it here.

5,877,864 SF
Total Retail Space

World Class Shopping

Pre-Pandemic Trip Levels
Visits to Nordstrom in 2023, Making it the #1 Mall Destination
Pre-Pandemic Trip Levels
Visits to Wegmans in 2023, Making it the #1 Town Center Destination
New in 2023
& Early 2024
Alo Yoga
Brilliant Earth
Buff City Soap
Canada Goose
Currency Exchange International
Cycle Gear
Dr. Martens
Grown Brilliance
Little Words Project
Paradise Grills
Porsche Studio
The Inspiration Co.
Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park
Under Armour
VIP Fashion
360 Chicken
Bang Cookies
Chicken Guy!
Gaucho's Prime
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Real Fruit Bubble Tea
Spread Bagelry
The Marketplace Eatery
Chase Bank
Dim Sum King
Fan Outfitters
Generator Supercenter
Grand Jewelers
Image Studios
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Lucid Motors
Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
Netflix House
Oak & Fort
PetMedic Urgent Care
Rack Attack
Note: Does not include traditional supermarkets.
Note: Does not include restaurants within KOP Mall or Valley Forge Casino Resort.

Forward Thinkers

Healthcare and Life Sciences

With multiple world-renowned medical facilities, plus a growing number of leaders in cell and gene therapeutics, KOP is at the center of the most advanced healthcare in the region.

Life Sciences in the Philadelphia Region (SF)

Philadelphia Suburbs
  1. King of Prussia/Valley Forge2.7M
  2. Malvern1.1M
  3. Horsham/Spring House1M
  4. Exton/West Chester650K
  5. Lower Bucks545K
City of Philadelphia
  1. University City2.4M
  2. Navy Yard952K
  3. Greater Northeast772K
  4. Center City509K

Working Together

Employment and Workforce

With easy access to all of the area's major thoroughfares, an abundance of new housing options and elevated shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, it's no surprise that King of Prussia is the third largest employment center in the Philadelphia region. In a time when the demand for human resources has never been higher, KOP businesses are well positioned to attract and retain top talent.

Upper Merion Township/KOP Workforce Profile

Employment in 2010
Employment in 2021
Increase Since 2010
Top 5 Industries in Upper Merion Township
  1. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services18.6%
  2. Administration and Support11.2%
  3. Retail Trade11.1%
  4. Finance and Insurance8.2%
  5. Manufacturing6.2%


29 or Younger




Black/African American

Educational Attainment

Bachelor Degree or Higher
Some College or Associate Degree
High School or Equivalent
Workers Commute Into Upper Merion
Residents Commute to Jobs Outside Upper Merion
Residents Live and Work in Upper Merion

Top 5 Hometowns of Employees Working in Upper Merion

  1. Philadelphia17%
  2. Norristown10%
  3. KOP9%
  4. Wayne3%
  5. Pottstown3%
  1. Philadelphia18%
  2. KOP8%
  3. Norristown8%
  4. Phoenixville3%
  5. Wayne3%

Active & Engaged

Our Community

With high-quality schools, low real estate taxes and incredible shopping, dining and healthcare options, KOP is one of Pennsylvania's best places to live.

Overall Niche.com Grade
Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Pennsylvania
Best Suburbs to Live in Pennsylvania
Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Median Rent

Resident Ages

Under 5
Under 18
65 and Older

Resident Profile by Race

Black or African American
Resident Population

Total Housing Units


Multifamily Properties in Our Area


Top-Rated Education Hub

Upper Merion Area School District's (UMASD) highly-rated academic and extracurricular public school programs are an asset for KOP's resident and business communities alike. The District, which also serves the boroughs of Bridgeport and West Conshohocken, is home to seven schools: five elementary schools serving grades K-4; a middle school serving grades 5-7; and a high school serving grades 9-12.
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Rated School District
Top 50 Best School Districts in Pennsylvania
Total Enrollment
Graduation Rate

UMASD Student Scholarships

King of Prussia District is proud to invest in the leaders of tomorrow by supporting the Upper Merion Area School District student scholarship and teacher grant funds each year!
$5,000 donated in 2023

$30,500 donated since 2018
Area Colleges & Universities
KOP businesses have incredible access to tomorrow's top talent, thanks to the plethora of higher education offerings right in UMT's backyard.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Discover Your Adventure

Lace up those sneakers and dust that bike off. Whether you're looking to get some fresh air and enjoy a picnic, or train for an ultramarathon, there are miles of options in Upper Merion Township. In fact, King of Prussia has incredible access to The Circuit Trails, a continuously-growing networking of more than 300 miles of trails. The Schuylkill River Trail, Chester Valley Trail and the Valley Forge Loop, all found in Upper Merion Township, are part of the Circuit.
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Notable Future Connections

Moving forward, improving transportation options is a major focus of the Commonwealth, County, Township and of our organization. One strategy to increase multimodal access for residents and commuters is trail development. A number of important connections have been made with more being explored, as seen on this map created for the Moore Road Multimodal Trail and Linear Park Study. Within the past ten years, significant sections in and around Upper Merion have been installed, including the Schuylkill River Trail West, Crow Creek Trail, Chester Valley Trail Extension and First Avenue Linear Park.

Access to KOP

Gateway to Commerce

King of Prussia lies at the confluence of some of Southeastern Pennsylvania's most traveled highways. Access and convenience are a primary reason King of Prussia is the largest center of commerce in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Free Parking Throughout KOP

94: Total Number of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Ports
Miles to AMTRAK's 30th Street Station
Miles to Center City Philadelphia
Miles to Philadelphia International Airport

Public Transportation

King of Prussia has three Norristown High Speed Line stations, numerous bus lines and sits only five miles from SEPTA's Wayne and Norristown Regional Rail stations. The Transportation Center at King of Prussia Mall is one of the busiest bus terminals in the Philadelphia suburbs with more than 1M rides per year.
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What We Do

Our Impact: Marketing & Communications

From executing highly-visible advertising and social media campaigns, to sharing the stories of KOP's transformation, to fostering a spirit of community and fun through our events, the District is laser-focused on keeping KOP active and in the spotlight.


Site Visits
Up 64% from 2022

Top 5 Pages of VisitKOP.com in 2023

Igloo Garden on the Green
Takeout Specials for Igloo Garden on the Green

King of Prussia District Social Media Followers

Up 3.8% from 2022
Up 23% from 2022
Up 12% from 2022

KOP Restaurant Week

Up 22% from 2022
Up 109% from 2022

KOP Wellness Week

Up 405% from 2022

Now Open Series

In 2023, King of Prussia District launched a new blog series, Now Open, to introduce new restaurants, retailers and experiences as they open their doors. With 38+ businesses opening in 2023, there was plenty of content to share on VisitKOP.com and the District's social channels.
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In 2023, we revamped our Blog by adding new tagging features and introducing new lifestyle articles. Our Events page also got an upgrade, allowing us to highlight recurring events throughout KOP.
Executives Profiled via the KOP Insiders Series
Blog Posts - 50% More Posts Than 2023



Launched in 2022, King of Prussia District's HQ KOP advertising campaign continued in 2023 with placements throughout the region targeting the C-Suite. The campaign highlights KOP's many assets and positions it as the ultimate location for meeting, working, recruiting and living.
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SEPTA Bus Full Back Ads
(2 Flights)
SEPTA Bus King Ads With Headliners (2 Flights)
Screens at SEPTA's Suburban Station 13,814,686 Impressions
Impressions of Digital & Static Billboards in Philadelphia & Surrounding Suburbs
Impressions of Google Ads
Impressions of LinkedIn Ads


Connected to the Community

King of Prussia District kept the calendar stacked in 2023, hosting a wide variety of events, from small workshops with our beekeeper, to the region's most heartwarming dining and shopping event.
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Events Hosted Throughout King of Prussia in 2023
6 Food Truck Tuesdays
6 Beehive Workshops & Activations
5 Business Networking Events
4 Wellness Wednesday Workouts
4 Pop-Up Cafes
2 Property Manager Lunches
1 Community-Wide Food Drive
1 Ping-Pong Tournament
1 Week of Igloo Garden on the Green
1 King of Prussia Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP Week
1 Block Party for CHOP
1 KOP Wellness Week
1 KOP Wellness Week Kickoff Event
1 First Responders Appreciation Week
1 Cupcake 2k
February 6-12, 2023 | Kickoff Event at KOP Mall February 5

King of Prussia Wellness Week

We kicked off 2023 Wellness Week with a new event at King of Prussia Mall featuring a vendor marketplace and two mini-fitness classes.
Participating Businesses including 9 Gyms & Fitness Centers
Virtual and In-Person Events
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May 3, May 17, May 31 & June 14, 2023

KOP Wellness Wednesday

We welcomed spring by hosting pop up workouts in Moore Park and Renaissance Park. The free workouts explored different fitness modalities each week - from yoga to high-intensity interval training.
Participating Gyms & Fitness Centers

Business Networking Events

King of Prussia District hosted five business networking events that brought together leaders from a variety of industries to network, explore opportunities for collaboration and stay up-to-date on KOP's exciting future.
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In 2023, we introduced Network@Nite, a series of informal networking events based around unique KOP experiences.

February 23, 2023

Network@Nite: Morgan's & BOTLD

Our series kickoff featured a unique collaboration between Morgan's Brooklyn Barbeque and BOTLD. Guests enjoyed 3 course of barbeque inspired dishes paired with craft cocktails
May 4, 2023

Network@Nite: Tacos of KOP

Valley Forge Casino Resort's Valley Beach was the perfect outdoor setting for an epic tasting of the best tacos from 10 different KOP restaurants.
September 7, 2023

Network@Nite: Walk & Wine Down

For our final event in the series, we hosted a guided walk of the Grand Parade in Valley Forge National Historical Park, led by Valley Forge Park Alliance, followed by a wine tasting with Seasons 52.
March 30, 2023

All Access KOP: 2023 Report to the Community Luncheon & Awards

King of Prussia District celebrated the release of the Annual Report to the Community with a luncheon and awards ceremony honoring 12 people and companies that moved KOP forward in 2022. The event also featured a panel discussion featuring executives from GeoBlue, The Judge Group and Eigen X centered on employee recruitment and retention post-pandemic and why KOP is well situated to address the employee preferences of today. The spirited discussion was moderated by Lauren Gilchrist,Executive Vice President and Market Leader of the Greater Philadelphia Region for Newmark.
December 14, 2023

Tee Up for the Holidays

We capped off the year with a holiday reception and unlimited game play at KOP's newest hot spot: Topgolf.
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March 13-24, 2023

King of Prussia Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP

Our 9th annual dining and shopping event benefiting Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was our most successful yet, raising a truly record-breaking donation. This community-wide event includes a wide range of restaurants and retailers, in addition to other businesses through the Community Champions program, and the Upper Merion School Area District through their pajama days.
Read the Recap
Featured on FOX 29 Good Day, Philadelphia Voice, NBC10 Philly Live, MainLineTonight.com, Philadelphia Business Journal & Others
Participating Businesses
Annual Event
Impressions Earned via Ad Campaign
Donated in 2023 - Up 10% from 2022
Raised Since 2014!
May 7, 2023

Block Party for CHOP

New in 2023, we closed out the campaign with an epic family friendly Block Party for CHOP that drew 2,100+ people to KOP Town Center for games, entertainment and raffles.
May 1-18, 2023

Cupcake 2K

To encourage use of the First Avenue Linear Park, we invited workers, residents and visitors to traverse a short and sweet 2K course (1.24 miles) sprinkled with cupcake decals along the way throughout the 18 day period. Those who completed the course and shared photos of all three decals received a free cupcake and coffee on May 18 at our activation at 630 Freedom Business Center.
May 16, 2023

Ping-Pong Tournament

Our 2nd annual Ping-Pong Tournament brought 16 competitors to the District's permanent ping-pong table at 933/935 First Avenue to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Spectators were treated to pizza and beer from KOP's Conshohocken Brewing Company.
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May 9 & 23, June 6 & 20,
September 12, October 3, 2023

Food Truck Tuesday

Our popular food truck series continued with six events in different corporate parking lots featuring incredible eats from area food trucks, live music with local artists, giveaways with sponsors, a gaming zone and seating.
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Sept. 21, Oct. 12,
Dec. 5, Dec. 12, 2023

Pop-Up Cafes

We hosted four Pop-Up Cafes this year, two in Renaissance Park and two in Moore Park. Each featured free cups of gourmet made to order coffee from our favorite coffee trucks.
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October 23-27, 2023

First Responders Appreciation Week

King of Prussia District and Upper Merion Township (UMT) once again partnered together to recognize and celebrate UMT's first responders with complimentary meals from some of KOP's finest restaurants. This event began in the pandemic and continues each year due to its popularity among businesses who are eager to thank those who keep our community safe.
10 Meals Served to 250+ First Responders

9 KOP Restaurants Participated

$1,983.04 Donated to UMT Department of Public Safety
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November 1-30, 2023

KOP Takes Out Hunger Food Drive

We once again partnered with Conlin's Print to produce our month-long food drive for Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard (UMACC). Our 12th annual food drive featured 34 donation boxes throughout KOP that collected over 3,135 lbs of food.
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November 7-14, 2023

Igloo Garden on the Green

In 2023, King of Prussia District also hosted Igloo Garden on the Green, a dreamy takeout experience in KOP Town Center to raise money for UMACC. For one week only, six beautifully furnished igloos were available for reservation via OpenTable for a fee, which was donated to UMACC. The igloos were incredibly popular and were host to a number of birthday parties, romantic dates and even an engagement (she said yes!).
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Pounds of Food Donated
Raised for UMACC
Annual Food Drive
Donation Boxes
Throughout KOP
Guests Dined at Igloo Garden on the Green

None of These Events Would be Possible Without Our Sponsors

in Corporate Event Sponsorship Raised
Raised and Donated to Community Causes
Our Generous 2023 Sponsors
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Our Impact: Physical Improvements

Making KOP Vibrant

King of Prussia District is committed to improving the appearance of some of our most heavily traveled commercial corridors through the design, construction and maintenance of physical improvements. From lush landscaped medians that reduce stormwater runoff to unique amenities like beehives and ping-pong tables, we strive to make KOP vibrant.
Total Invested by King of Prussia District Through Operating and Grant Revenues
Acres of Landscapes Maintained by King of Prussia District
Perennials Planted
Shrubs Planted
Trees Planted
Ornamental Grasses Planted
Bulbs Planted

Renaissance Park Exterior Sign and Wayfinding Study

King of Prussia District engaged D2 Branding to develop an exterior wayfinding and signage master plan for Renaissance Park culminating in new sign design guidelines and a comprehensive wayfinding system in 2022. With input from stakeholders, three gateway signs were installed in early 2023 at Renaissance Park entrances and 21 directional signs were installed throughout the mixed-use district at the beginning of this year. Another round of driveway signs will be installed in the commercial district by year's end.
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King of Prussia Beehives

King of Prussia District partnered for a second year with Alveole, a commercial beekeeping group, to install honeybee hives in Moore Park and Renaissance Park. From May through December, the beehives and beekeepers were very active, reaching up to 50,000 inhabitants in each hive at the height of the season, all working to maintain the colony and harvest the extra honey. King of Prussia District sponsored four free workshops and over a dozen hive-side sessions for the public to get hands-on experience in 2023. Just next to the hives King of Prussia District produced even more experiences, including DIY flower carts and pop-up cafes, creating a fun opportunity for neighboring office workers and residents to take a break and enjoy the fruits of the bee's labor. King of Prussia District looks forward to the coming 2024 season with hives and fun workshops in Moore Park and Renaissance Park.
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Our Impact: Transportation

Getting Around

King of Prussia District plans and implements strategies that enhance vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation. With initiatives that allow for better highway access, promote efficient public transportation and create pedestrian and bicycle pathways, King of Prussia District is dedicated to making life flow a little easier in KOP.
First Avenue Linear Park Grants
First Avenue Road Diet Grants

First Avenue Linear Park

King of Prussia District, in partnership with Upper Merion Township, completed the final segment of the First Avenue Linear Park, creating a contiguous path between Allendale Rd. and N. Gulph Rd. The new multimodal trail allows employees, residents and visitors to walk or bike this mixed-use corridor in Moore Park while enjoying trail amenities including a concrete boardwalk along Trout Creek, public seating areas, a ping-pong table, rain gardens, pedestrian lighting, trash receptacles and new bus shelters. The generous contribution of a public bikeway easement by participating commercial property owners allows the multimodal path to span 15 properties. Additional solar powered pedestrian lights will be installed along the latest trail sections in the summer of 2024, along with new amenities for the public to enjoy. This new public amenity is managed by King of Prussia District and constructed with funding provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation, Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, Department of Community and Economic Development, Montgomery County and King of Prussia District.
Perennials and Ornamental Grasses
Miles of Trail
(no connected pathways)
Ping-Pong Table
Solar-Powered Bollards
Solar-Powered Light Poles
Trash Receptacles
Solar Powered Bus Shelters

Moore Road Trail Study

With Phase One and Phase Two of the First Avenue Linear Park complete, King of Prussia District turned its attention to Moore Rd. with an eye towards extending the Linear Park down both sides of the road. The Moore Road study also addresses opportunities to connect the project to the recently completed Schuylkill River West Trail. Completing this segment will provide a direct connection into Valley Forge National Historical Park. The final report was released by King of Prussia District in early 2023 and we are applying for design/construction funding and establishing access easements with property owners along the trail.
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Renaissance Park Connectivity Study

King of Prussia District is excited to present the Renaissance Park Connectivity Study. This connectivity master plan by the consultant team of Simone Collins Landscape Architecture and Traffic Planning and Design outlines pedestrian, bicycle and roadway links between commercial properties and residential neighborhoods. New bike lanes, sidewalks, shared lane markings, roundabout and multimodal trails make up the bulk of proposed transportation improvements with additional amenities including public spaces for parklets, special events and outdoor art. With stakeholder input, the report provides a blueprint outlining bike and pedestrian connections between Renaissance Park properties and public amenities that create a safe and exciting mixed-use district for employees, residents and visitors to enjoy. These features will join the diverse mix of Renaissance Park properties, including proposed multifamily developments and existing commercial office properties, manufacturing and warehouse buildings, restaurants, lab space, service retail and childcare facilities into a cohesive neighborhood. King of Prussia District looks forward to partnering with stakeholders to move these recommendations forward.
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Valley Forge Slip Ramp

In 2015, the Montgomery County Planning Commission, in cooperation with state, local and regional agencies, issued the Turnpike Corridor Reinvestment Project Report. This study identified transportation opportunities along the Turnpike Corridor that include potential slip ramp locations and redevelopment prospects. While some projects recognized in this study have come to fruition, two in Upper Merion Township have yet to be realized - the Henderson Road Interchange and Valley Forge Interchange into Moore Park, which is a major focus of the District's Transportation program in 2024.
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Renaissance Park Pedestrian Gateway

In 2022, King of Prussia District, in partnership with Renaissance Park property owners, constructed a new pedestrian connection between the business park and SEPTA's Hughes Park Station. The new pedestrian path addresses recommendations identified in the 2018 Safe Routes To Transit report by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, including trail enhancements between Crooked Ln. and Renaissance Blvd.. Stuart & Associates, a KOP landscape architecture, planning and design firm, designed the $100,000 project. The project includes a new 10-foot wide paved path, seating areas, planting beds, trash receptacles and pedestrian lighting.

North Gulph Road Trail

Several state, local and regional organizations are working on plans to design and build a multimodal trail connection on N. Gulph Rd. to connect Valley Forge National Historical Park (VFNHP) with The Village at Valley Forge and the Chester Valley Trail. The concept includes tying in the First Avenue Linear Park to provide seamless connections for pedestrians and cyclists between Moore Park, the Village, Chester Valley Trail and VFNHP. Upper Merion Township has entered into an agreement with the National Park Service and PennDOT to design the first trail section between VFNHP and First Avenue with funding provided by the National Park Service.

Our Impact: Land Use & Zoning

Planning for the Future

As part of King of Prussia District's Land Use & Zoning program, we work with the Township to provide advice on a variety of land use, planning and zoning issues that correspond to commercial, industrial and multifamily residential sections of the Township. The District assists with zoning ordinance creation and revisions and weighs in on key planning elements such as adoption of an updated Comprehensive Plan, implementation of an official map to highlight desired infrastructure improvements over time, and opinions related to development proposals.

Our Impact: Research & Data Analytics

Tracking KOP's Progress

Through our Research & Data Analytics program, King of Prussia District conducts data-driven research to analyze performance of the King of Prussia market, inform thoughtful change and keep KOP's transformation top of mind for stakeholders, elected officials, developers, investors and the general public.
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Looking Forward

2024-2029 Strategic Plan

In January 2024, King of Prussia District's Board of Directors and staff released the organization's 2024-2029 Strategic Plan. The plan centers on driving activity and investment in King of Prussia, a contrast to the District's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, which was created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and focused on recovery. Within the plan, we unveiled a streamlined version of our mission statement, established a vision statement and guiding principles for the organization, and outlined goals for our five programs.

2022 & 2023 Revenue & Functional Expense Summary

Assessment Fees
Corporate and Individual Contributions
Corporate Sponsorship
Special Events/In-Kind Contributions
Capital Improvements/Grants*
Total Revenue
Grants revenue represents funding received for construction of Linear Park Phase Two.

2022 vs 2023 Functional Allocation of Expenses

Physical Improvements
Marketing & Communications
Land Use & Zoning
Tax Policy
Management & General
Total Revenue
All revenues and the Functional Allocation of Expenses reflect audited financial statements from December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2023.
Completed copies of the December 31, 2023 audited financial statements by Kreischer Miller for King of Prussia District are available upon request. Contact Julie DeMasi, Manager of Finance & Administration, at julie@kopbid.com.

Thank You

2024 Board of Directors

Cheryl Gebeline-Myers
Middleman Family Pavilion, CHOP-KOP
Eric Davies
Wurzak Hotel Group
Richard Kubach
Kubach Management, LLC
Bob Hart
Simon Property Group
past chair
Lea Anne Welsh
AVE by Korman Communities
Ronald Bailey
Valley Forge Casino Resort
John Bown III
Industrial Investments, Inc.
Michael Brookshier
Keystone Development + Investment
Audrey Greenberg
Center for Breakthrough Medicines
Anthony Hamaday
Upper Merion Township
Andrew Horning
Bala Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Peter Karakelian
The Autowash Group, Inc.
Joseph Mancuso
CBRE Global Investors
Carol McCoy
David McManus
The Westover Companies
Kathy Sweeney-Pogwist
Brandywine Realty Trust
Steven Powell
Kravco Company, LLC
Suzanne Ryan


Eric T. Goldstein
President & CEO
Shauna Sanchez
Content Marketing Manager
Lauren Sliva
Events Manager
Rachel Ammon
Director, Marketing
& Communications
Chris Basler
Director, Capital Projects
& Planning
Julie DeMasi
Manager, Finance
& Administration


2020 Decennial Census
ACS 5-Year Estimates
CBRE Research
CoStar, Newmark Office Reports
Life Sciences PA
Montgomery County Planning Commission
National Park Service
OnTheMap 2021
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
STR Trends Report 2024
Upper Merion Township
US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies, LEDH
US Dept. of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center