An attractive market equals numerous projects in the region and there seems to be no end in sight.
by Amanda Hamm Hengel
When it comes to building and construction in South Jersey, there’s no denying the region has been a virtual hotbed over the past few years.
One only need look at the Camden waterfront to see an example of this—the revitalization of the city has included several large undertakings on the new construction front, including the 223,376-square-foot American Water headquarters, the 250,000-square-foot Subaru headquarters and the 394,164-square-foot Camden Tower, which Conner Strong & Buckelew, NFI and The Michaels Organization will soon call home.
There’s also the Rowan University-Rutgers Camden Board of Directors Joint Health Services Center, a 95,000-square-foot building also in the works in the city, as well as a 180-bed Hilton Garden Inn and a 156-unit apartment complex.
All of these projects—just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what has been happening in South Jersey on the building and construction front— have helped to keep the proverbial “ball” rolling in the development of the region, and their presence is already being felt.
“Camden is ‘on the rise’ due to significant and strong investment by Camden City and Camden County, as well as significant investment by local firms willing to invest in their future in the city,” says Marge DellaVecchia, AICP, PP, vice president for PS&S, a firm offering architecture, engineering, design and environmental consulting services. “The presence of the new corporate head-quarters is already spinning off accessory uses and businesses, all of which will continue to reframe the city and its renaissance.”
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