With the closing of PES an opportunity to restore wetland habitat to the river shouldn’t be overlooked. Wetlands purify water and remove contaminants. They also provide habitat for wildlife. And wildlife habitat with accessibility attracts people and helps expose kids to ecology. With that being said – Parcel AOI-10, the West Yard, is just downstream from Bartram’s Gardens and is cutoff from the PES facilities on the eastern banks of the river. While river access for barges or boats may be attractive for the future development, creating habitat along the banks of the river, will not only clean and beautify the area, but could also protect the redevelopment from flooding or water damage.
It is Evergreen’s understanding that there is no planned development for AOI-10 West Yard.