More big plans are on the way for the Delaware River waterfront with the news that a 22-story apartment tower is in the works for Pier 34.
The Inquirer reports that developer Ensemble Investments, which owns the Courtyard by Mariott in the Navy Yard, has plans to build a 22-story tower at 735 S. Columbus Boulevard, next to the Residences at Dockside. Along with 268 apartments, the project would include a market-restaurant, a new public park along the waterfront, and a river deck and beer garden on Pier 35.
Pier 34 is perhaps most recently known as the former site of a night club that collapsed in 2000. It has since remained vacant and partially submerged.
The new, proposed tower is designed by Digsau and would soar to 244 feet and stand perpendicular to the Residences at Dockside, according to the report. Along with the public park and retail, there would be a parking garage on the site. Here’s how the developer describes the project on its site, which also includes renderings:
This proposed redevelopment of an historic Delaware riverfront pier will feature high-end, for-lease residential, as well as a market-restaurant at Pier 34 overlooking a new public park and a river deck at Pier 35 featuring a seasonal beer garden.
The project is still in the beginning stages, but it’s definitely one of the many proposed projects for the Delaware River to keep an eye on.