Commercial Development Company Inc., the St. Louis land-recycler that bought the closed-down Evraz Steel property just south of the Pennsylvania state line along the Delaware River near the I-95/495 split last year, has been circulating plans to replace the 420-acre industrial site (first developed by Standard Oil baron John Rockefeller's Colorado Coal & Iron Co. more than 100 years ago) with an industrial port, warehouse, factory and office complex, through New Castle lobbyist Robert Byrd.

Plans call for a three-building office complex plus parking decks north of the mill complex; warehouses, factories and related office space on the mill site; an improved Claymont train and bus station on the Septa line that cuts through the property; improved roads and ramps; and, most notably, a thousand-foot industrial port, plus port warehouses, a ship repair dry-dock and a public-safety boat station -- but no public marine recreation -- along the Delaware River waterfront: which may require some dredging.

The whole complex is conveniently close to the Sunoco Logistics gas and industrial complex at the former Sun Oil refinery in neighboring Marcus Hook. See plans for the Claymont steel mill redevelopment and port here.