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Central Waterfront

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Designed by world-famous architect Michael Graves, this 175,000 square foot, 11-story office tower opened in 1996. It serves as headquarters for the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and also houses State of New Jersey offices, CFP, and Vitarelli's Restaurant. It is also home to several private professional service firms such Scungio & Borst Associates and Traffic Planning & Design. CFDA performed site planning and permitting for One Port Center, which was built by the DRPA. The waterfront master plan calls for the development of a twin tower called Two Port Center. The total cost of One Port Center was $30 million.
 

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Located adjacent to the Adventure Aquarium, the innovative Camden Children’s Garden is a 4-acre horticultural playground that enhances the overall waterfront experience. Operated by the Camden City Garden Club, the expanding facility features themed and interactive exhibits taken from children storybooks. Working with the Garden Club, CFDA secured, managed, and oversaw the $9 million project with the generous financial support of the Delaware River Port Authority, Campbell’s Soup Foundation, PSE&G, William Penn Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, NJ Department of Transportation, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The project was completed in July, 1999.

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Working with Rutgers University, the City, Quaker Group, and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), CFDA managed the $23 million design and construction of this brownfield site into a 6,500 seat awarding winning minor league baseball stadium (in the independent Atlantic League). Serving as the developer, CFDA raised the $23 million of private and public financing, managed the design/build contract with the franchise owner, and transferred ownership of the completed baseball facility to Rutgers University. 

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CFDA oversaw the design and construction of the $2.5 million of infrastructure built around Campbell’s Field. CFDA completed all of the public infrastructure improvements including Delaware Avenue and the extensions of Penn and Pearl Street from Delaware Avenue to the Delaware River; the creation of two new parking lots and improvements to existing lots; and all of the adjacent streetscape improvements (including rebuilt sidewalks with attractive brick treatments, historic lighting fixtures, new street trees and other street furniture). Working with the City and Planning Board, CFDA incorporated the same streetscape improvements implemented from the downtown improvements. CFDA completed these public improvements within a tight construction schedule and coinciding with the opening of Campbell’s Field in May of 2001.

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The Battleship New Jersey is the most decorated ship in US Navy history. Opened in October 2001 on the waterfront, the Battleship is operated by the nonprofit Home Port Alliance. Prior to its berth in Camden, CFDA assisted in the preparation of the comprehensive application to the US Navy and in the successful lobbying with the US Congress and the Navy to have the ship located on the Camden Waterfront. CFDA provided the Home Port Alliance with conceptual site layout, secured required permits and provided market studies. The total project cost was $20 million. 

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