Cooper River Gateway West Vision Plan


Cairone & Kaupp, Inc. (CKI) recently presented the Cooper River Gateway West Vision Plan to the Camden community, and local and state officials. The Vision Plan lays out a strategy for social, environmental and economic vitality of the river and surrounding neighborhood well into the future.


Characterized as an intimate New Jersey coastal plain stream, the Cooper River meanders through a series of Camden County municipalities and neighborhoods for almost 16 miles, eventually discharging into the Delaware River.



Offering the residents of Camden as well as potential visitors from the neighboring tri-state areas a rare opportunity to experience a water oriented, recreational, educational resource, all within walking distances of established neighborhoods, the Cooper River Gateway West can serve as a public open space model for urban centers to emulate.



Its fresh water tidal wetlands, tidal basin and unbroken stretches of river corridor offer compelling visual, was well as, physical experiences for visitors of all ages. In addition to its ecological and educational value, the Gateway West Vision will promote important and critical community wide transportation linkages including biking, jogging and strolling as part of the larger vision of the East Coast Greenway.