Kathleen E. Carey

Soccer facility is key to $500 million riverfront plan

Imagine walking down a lively street on a warm summer’s evening along the Delaware River. Conversations are engrossing from the customers sitting at outdoor cafe tables and music fills the background.

Now, not only imagine but also expect that this will take place in Chester, thanks in part to the deal Major League Soccer has made to bring soccer to town, according to officials developing the site.

But, it’s not solely the soccer that’s creating this atmosphere. It’s a $400 million development consisting of townhouses, apartments and office and retail space proposed by Buccini/Pollin Group that will accompany the sporting arena.

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