Philly Waterfront Getting Greener

Waterfront development gets big bost with grant

By Jane Matheson
|  Monday, Mar 2, 2009  |  Updated 12:36 AM EDT
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Philly Waterfront Getting Greener

Pier 11 has fallen into disrepair, but it will be soon be a place for city residents to enjoy.

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Mayor Michael Nutter announced a $1 million grant to help revitalize Pier 11 and create a recreation trail that runs from Penn’s Landing to South Philadelphia.

Pier 11 is the area below the Ben Franklin Bridge that has been long-neglected.

It will now be turned into a so-called "Green Park."

"What we're talking about is a great place in a great space, for a great city region and the nation to see. The waterfront that is accessible and developed in sustainable and intelligible fashion," Nutter said during a press conference Sunday.

Mayor Nutter said the waterfront development will also create much-needed jobs and help Philadelphia become the number one green city.

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