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Waterfront Landscaping and Maintenance

Beginning in the fall of 2005, CFDA was approached by several of the property owners in the downtown waterfront about waterfront landscaping. After a series of stakeholder meetings with the various waterfront attractions and landowners, CFDA was tasked with preparing and coordinating a detailed plan to holistically improve the aesthetic quality and marketability of the downtown waterfront parcels. CFDA proposed leveraging the various resources already committed by the waterfront partners under one management plan to ensure the entire area looked like a well planned destination with a comprehensive and coordinated landscaping package for both new plantings and the corresponding maintenance of the plantings and green spaces.

Since that time, CFP has overseen this annual landscaping and maintenance program throughout the waterfront. CFP’s role has been to: solicit input and suggestions from the waterfront partners for new planting layouts; prepare contract documents, plans, and specifications for the landscape services as well as publicly advertise the work; select and contract for the supply of all professional, technical, and other services and all labor, materials, equipment, and supplies necessary to accomplish, perform, and carry out the conclusion of the landscape design, improvements, and maintenance; supervise the project work completed and ensure it meets regulatory standards; oversee the day-to-day management and oversight of the project in cooperation with the project participants and waterfront partners; and provide monthly progress reports to project participants and waterfront partners.

In 2012, CFP again successfully secured grant pledges and funds from Camden County Parks, Adventure Aquarium, Camden Parking Authority and New Jersey Economic Development Authority to continue the joint effort to design, implement and maintain a common landscaping plan for the Camden waterfront.

Over the past seven years, CFP has installed over a hundred new trees throughout the downtown waterfront as well as thirty varieties of new plant species including Black EyedSusans, Emerald Green Arborvitae, Gold Mop Cypress, Crape Myrtle Shrub, Sand Cherries, Stella Doro Daylilies,Greenspire Lindens, daylilies, grasses, and yarrows.
 

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