Camden Site Considered for World Trade Center
A group is considering building a new world trade center on a Camden site that formerly housed a state prison.
The Greater Philadelphia World Trade Center announced its plans Monday.
The plan would be to build more than 2 million square feet of space to be used for trade, research and development and neighborhood retailers.
New Jersey knocked down Riverfront State Prison in 2009 to make room for a money-making development on one of Camden's prime waterfront parcels.
The project developer, Waterfront Renaissance Associates, says it wants to bring more jobs to a city that is among the nation's most impoverished.
The state Economic Development Authority controls the site now.
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