As the city continues its restoration and reinvention of the Delaware River Waterfront, serious decisions must be made about structures like Pier 9.
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has released the findings of a recent feasibility study done on the antiquated, 93-year-old pier. And though it was used just last year to host the Philly Fringe Festival event, some serious money will need to be invested into the property if it’s to be used on a regular basis.
According to Plan Philly, a price tag of around $11 million would cover upgrades, including structural stabilization, a new roof, and user-friendly accommodations like restrooms.
With these additions, Pier 9 could become one of the areas new event venues. But the DRWC says those decisions are still “a ways off.”