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Expansion Plans For Washington Avenue Green To Be Unveiled Saturday

(Artist's rendering, provided)

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By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Supporters of Washington Avenue Green, formerly known as Pier 53, will join with  Delaware River Waterfront Corporation officials at the riverfront park tomorrow to give an update on plans to breathe new life into the area.

The DRWC’s Lizzie Woods says they’ll be unveiling new designs for the rotting, long-abandoned pier.

“The design is really focused on improving habitat for fish and wildlife, and bringing in new native plant species to really help the health of the river and the environment down there,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

See the plan detail (.pdf format)

At the moment people can’t access the pier, but additional improvements are planned to effectively extend the park to the pier itself.

Eventually there will be access all the way down to the end of the pier, where visitors can get a panoramic view of the Delaware and even touch the water.

More information at washingtonavenuegreen.com.

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