Developer considers former Camden Riverfront Prison site for office complex

 In this Feb. 10, 2009 file photograph, Riverfront State Prison is seen near the Delaware River in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

In this Feb. 10, 2009 file photograph, Riverfront State Prison is seen near the Delaware River in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

A developer that ran into opposition with plans for an office complex along Philadelphia’s waterfront says it now wants to build it in Camden.

The plan includes a series of buildings that would be built on the former site of the Riverfront Prison just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The prison was knocked down in 2009 to provide prime waterfront space for development.

It would feature more than 2 million square feet of space to be used for trade, research and development and neighborhood retailers.

Development firm Waterfront Renaissance Associates says it wants to bring more jobs to a city that is among the nation’s most impoverished.

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