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Baltimore skyline from Historic Federal Hill Park

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The city of Camden, often embattled, will soon be the site of a new waterfront park on the site of the former Riverfront Prison. The now-vacant site near the foot of the Ben Frankling Bridge will be developed into a four acre park that will join Pyne Point Park with other green waterfront areas. This will created beautiful green spaces across from newly developing areas on the Philadelphia side of the river.

Children's playground by the sea, San Diego, California, USA

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Also planned are housing, retail and commercial development on nine adjoining acres. The New Jersey State Economic Development Authority is overseeing the work and seeking bids for the planned features. This new activity on Camden’s long neglected waterfront is part of a series of recent plans, including the new American Water headquarters, the Liberty Development and plans for a new office complex, all made possible by new tax incentives awarded by the Economic Development Authority to Grow New Jersey, a program created to encourage investment in struggling cities by using tax incentives.  Amid all this will be the park for the leisure use of Camden residents.

by Jerry Wells from an article on philly.com

read more here: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/Camden-prison-waterfront-park-development.html

 

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