Waterfront South

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South Camden Historic District
South Camden Trust Company.jpg
Waterfront South is located in New Jersey
Waterfront South
LocationRoughly bounded by Jackson, South Fourth, Chelton, and Railroad
Camden, New Jersey
CoordinatesCoordinates: 39°55′16″N 75°07′21″W / 39.921198°N 75.12243°W / 39.921198; -75.12243
Area686 acres (278 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate, Classical Revival, Gothic
NRHP reference No.90001453[1]
NJRHP No.925[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 28, 1990
Designated NJRHPAugust 18, 1990

Waterfront South is a neighborhood in Camden, New Jersey. Located in the southern part of the city, below Central Waterfront and east of the Port of Camden between the Delaware River and Interstate 676, the neighborhood has a population of 1,781.[2][3] The South Camden Historic District, bounded by Jackson St, South Fourth St, Chelton Ave, and Railroad Avenue, comprises 686 acres (278 ha) and 608 buildings,[1][4] including the headquarters of the defunct South Camden Trust Company.[1][5][6]

New York Shipbuilding Corporation, in the Port of Camden, was located many years along the waterfront on the west side of the neighborhood and once was its largest employer.[7] The Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum record its history.

In July 2014, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority awarded the Holtec International a $260 million tax incentive to expand operations at the site in the Port of Camden.[8][9] The proposed Glassboro–Camden Line light rail system would stop in the neighbourhood at Ferry Avenue parallel and west of the North-South Freeway.[10]

In September 2010, The Heart of Camden along with Father Michael Doyle and The Domenica Foundation dedicated the brand new Waterfront South Theatre to The South Camden Theatre Company. SCTC now performs live theatrical performances, musical events, comedy events and more in Camden's first live theatre space built in more than 100 years.

In August 2014, ground was broken on Phoenix Park, which will provide access to the waterfront on land previously used for industry.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b c d "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  2. ^ "Waterfront South neighborhood in Camden, New Jersey (NJ), 08104 subdivision profile - real estate, apartments, condos, homes, community, population, jobs, income, streets". City-data.com. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
  3. ^ Heart of Camden Waterfront South
  4. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - NEW JERSEY (NJ), Camden County". Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  5. ^ "South Camden Trust Company - Camden, NJ - Converted Bank Buildings on Waymarking.com". waymarking.com.
  6. ^ "Significance" (PDF). South Camden HIstoric District. National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  7. ^ "Waterfront South". www.livecamden.org. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  8. ^ Laday, Jason (July 10, 2014). "Paulsboro port construction, Camden's Holtec manufacturing plant boosted by $260M tax break". South Jersey Times. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  9. ^ DiStefano, Joseph N. DiStegano (July 10, 2014). "NJ approves $260M in tax breaks for Holtec Camden factory". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  10. ^ "Stations" (PDF). www.glassborocamdenline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  11. ^ "For Camden neighborhood, park project to open up a path to the river". Philly.com.
  12. ^ http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2015/06/phoenix_park_rises_from_crumbling_industry_to_crea.html

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