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CHERRY STREET PIER TO TRANSFORM MUNICIPAL PIER 9 INTO DESTINATION FOR CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION THANKS TO GRANT FROM THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION

 

About

Cherry Street Pier is a mixed-use public space created by and for the community. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, Cherry Street Pier is a reflection of Philadelphia today – enthralling, malleable, and diverse. The Pier is at once a market, workspace, venue, and park, equitably shared and enriched by residents and visitors.
 
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $683,000 in the project to test a model for repurposing civic spaces to help cities increase economic opportunity and promote inclusion.
 
Cherry Street Pier: Tenant Expression of Interest Form
 
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The Space

Cherry Street Pier occupies the former Municipal Pier 9 on the Delaware River, a relic of the city’s industrial heritage built in 1919. After years of vacancy, the building’s 55,000 square feet have been sustainably reborn as a communal thoroughfare hosting merchants, artists, a bar and dining venue, businesess, performance and event space, and an outdoor garden.
 
The Hub
A casual space for dining and drinking welcomes Philadelphians to an open and accessible setting to meet, share, and celebrate.
 
The Garage
The Garage offers Philadelphia’s most ambitious artists, creatives, and businesses a collaborative, vibrant, and affordable home to make and invent in studios built from repurposed shipping containers.
 
The Market
The Market is a bazaar-like corridor where local merchants and artisans vend goods and services that support city residents and delight visitors.
 
The Platform
As a truly responsive public forum, the Platform is a constantly revolving and adaptable performance venue, art exhibition, recreation area, and event space that is both curated and experienced by the community.
 
The Garden
An open-air garden springs from Cherry Street Pier’s steel trusses to provide a placid and green refuge on the riverbank, complete with a cafe and space for recreation and relaxation.
 
Cherry Street Pier purposefully introduces a diverse collection of pursuits, activities, and patrons in a formerly unused public space to spur organic collaboration and communal creativity for all of Philadelphia.
 
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The Vision

Cherry Street Pier facilitates civic engagement to serve all citizens through open-ended social capital. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation envisions the Pier as a functional public destination that is concentrated, egalitarian, and universally accessible and beneficial. Cherry Street Pier will continue to grow and evolve with the city of Philadelphia and its residents.
 
 

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Cherry Street Pier Development

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced their plan to transform Philadelphia’s Municipal Pier 9 into the Cherry Street Pier, creating a multi-functional public community space for creative collaboration and civic...

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