Phase II of waterfront plans could bring a boardwalk to the Delaware

    The future Delaware waterfront could include a boardwalk and reef in South Philadelphia.

    As the Central Delaware Master Plan moves into Phase II, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is looking at the Washington Avenue Green park. That area of the waterfront could one day spread out to Pier 53, as PlanPhilly reports.

    A boardwalk would stretch over the pier, but be self-sustaining since the pier is gradually being reclaimed by nature. And a rubble reef could create a habitat for the fish that like to hang out by the pier.

    Since the project is in its earliest stages, the cost hasn’t been determined yet. But the DRWC has already applied for a $250,000 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant, and is hoping for more grants.

    The project would take about 12 to 18 months.

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