Pier 53 Design and Construction Plan RFP

Pier 53 Design and Construction Plan RFP

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the City of Philadelphia are seeking proposals from qualified design/build consultants to prepare a design and construction plan for improvements to Pier 53 and its surrounding area. This project will occur on an aggressive schedule with implementation to begin in late winter/early spring of 2010.  The goal is to develop Pier 53 and its surrounds into a simple and attractive green, public space with active programming to bring people to the riverfront.  This project is intended to enhance the interim trail that will extend from Mifflin Street north to Lombard Street.  In addition, the project design is intended to facilitate immediate and future investments in ecological improvements, both aquatic and riparian, to Pier 53 and its surrounding area.

CLICK HERE to view RFP and corresponding documents.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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