Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Good example. I think there is enough money in the Philly area to support a nice marina. As your example demonstrates, I think it just takes some vision and a "can do" attitude.
The Chester marina was to be part of the Soccer Stadium, restaurants, supermarket and condominium development, The "Union" stadium was built then 2008 happened, and the money dried up.
The basin beside the stadium needs dredging for the marina, all the bulkheads are in good condition, but without lots of investment in infrastructure it is not going to happen in a city that cannot met its school payroll, and had its controller shot at a gas station last week.
The stadium is a success, revenue is up and another stadium deck is proposed, so sometimes if you build it they do come.
There isn't a device on this world that can measure the indifference I have for that statement.