Waterfront pier to become Camden park

City officials plan to transform a Waterfront pier from a parking lot into a park.

The 2.2-acre “signature park” is to rise on the RCA Pier just south of the Ben Franklin Bridge, according to information provided by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, a nonprofit overseeing the project for the city.

The park is expected to cost $5 million to $6 million, according to a request from Cooper’s Ferry for landscape design and engineering services. An unspecified amount of funding will come from the state’s Green Acres program.

The park is to extend from the southern end of Water Street, a road being built alongside the Delaware River as part of a $1 billion redevelopment project by Liberty Property Trust of Malvern, Pennsylvania.

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