EDA extends deadline for Camden project

The state Economic Development Authority has pushed back a deadline for bidders looking to buy part of of North Camden’s waterfront.

The extension came after the response to an initial request for bids fell below expectations, according to the authority.

“Given the recent economic activity in the city of Camden, the EDA wants the market to have every opportunity to participate in developing this site,” Tim Lizura, EDA president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.

The EDA is looking to sell an 8.75-acre tract that formerly held Riverfront State Prison. The deadline, initially set for March 2, has been moved to April 12.

The site, which is north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, represents “the first project to implement the North Camden Waterfront Redevelopment Plan,” the authority said. That plan calls for a mixed-use district that would attract “sustainable development” while connecting existing neighborhoods to the waterfront.

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