Kirkland announces grant for Chester waterfront project

December 17, 2020
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State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that the Pennsylvania Environmental Council was awarded a $50,000 state grant for a project to help reconnect Chester residents with the Delaware River.

The Department of Environmental Protection awarded the Pennsylvania Environmental Council a $50,000 Coastal Zone grant for the Chester City East Coast Greenway (Highland and Norris) engineering design.

The project aims to start the process of connecting Chester residents with the Riverwalk Trail and the environmental assets of the Delaware River. A key step is to rebuild Highland Avenue and Norris Street as safe multi-use corridors, including an ADA-accessible shared-use path that will serve as the East Coast Greenway and facilitate access to the river.

“The waterfront is a vital part of plans for Chester’s future. Once complete, this project will make the waterfront area more easily accessible for our residents to enjoy, and I’m pleased to see the state invest in our community,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware.

Find more information on the grants here.

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