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Contract for Race Street Pier project to be awarded within weeks

With bids to do the construction work for the Race Street Pier project due Sept. 1, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation expects to select a contractor in the coming weeks.

Construction on the pier at the end of Race Street – formerly called Pier 11 – is expected to begin by the end of September.

The Race Street Pier project, and its counterpart on the uplands portion of Pier 53 in South Philadelphia, are considered important early action items in the hoped for long-term redevelopment of the Central Delaware River waterfront. Work is underway on a Master Plan that will build on these projects, a multi-use trail that has partially opened, and other efforts on public land and call for zoning changes and other measures to encourage development all along the stretch between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues.

The Pier 53 uplands project is expected to be finished sometime in September. Race Street Pier is expect to open as a new public park this spring.

A public meeting on different master plan options is set for mid-October, with the unveiling of the final plan expected early next year.

Read the bid documents on the DRWC website.

Posted by Kellie Patrick Gates

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