Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 456789 LastLast
Results 106 to 120 of 126

Thread: New Jersey Investing in Camden

  1. #106
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    On the Rails in North NJ
    Posts
    2,585

    Default

    Some pictures of Camden i took on Saturday...


    DSC04692 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr


    DSC04694 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr


    DSC04689 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr


    DSC04686 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr


    DSC04685 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr

    So many missed opportunities , hopefully the Future is better for Camden it looked like the Northern part of the City was trying to change with a Society Hill type development.

  2. #107
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    On the Rails in North NJ
    Posts
    2,585

    Default

    Camden, considered a 'food desert,' to get first large grocery store in 30 years

    Shoppers at the ShopRite in Washington Township look over the selection of poultry and meats. (Staff photo by Lori M. Nichols/South Jersey Times)
    CAMDEN — Officials Tuesday announced plans that will bring a ShopRite grocery store to the city — now considered a "food desert" — which, once completed will be the first major, full-service supermarket within the Camden City corridor in more than 30 years, according to Mayor Dana Redd.
    To be located at the intersection of South 17th Street and Admiral Wilson Boulevard, the ShopRite will anchor a 20-acre retail shopping center — dubbed Admiral Wilson Plaza — which will also include several restaurants and other businesses, city and state officials said.
    The grocery store will be operated by Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, Inc., owned by the Ravitz family, who oversee five other ShopRites in Burlington and Camden counties. The Goldenberg Group, based in Blue Bell, Pa., has been named the developer of the project, which a statement from Sen. Donald Norcross said would create 400 construction jobs, 320 new full- and part-time grocery jobs, and approximately $1.5 million in tax revenue for the city.
    “Bringing two reputable entities such as the Goldenberg Group and the Ravitz family to open a ShopRite in our city is long overdue,” said Redd in a statement. “I am so proud and happy to share this wonderful news today with our residents because this is the type of development project they have been asking for — one that will create jobs and opportunities for them.
    “I truly thank the Goldenberg Group and the Ravitz brothers for their commitment and vision to making this dream a reality.”
    Plans for the new ShopRite, set to open in 2015, include an in-house registered dietitian, who will be available to help customers shop for healthy choices or specific diets.
    http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2...arge_groc.html

  3. #108
    Forum Veteran West Hudson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Jersey City/Harrison, NJ
    Posts
    1,733

    Default

    What is that structure being demolished in your second photo? And what is supposed to replace it? Its good to see redevelopment slowly starting to take hold around Camden. Now if the Philly economy would just pick up a little more, this could propel further residential development near the waterfront area...

  4. #109
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    On the Rails in North NJ
    Posts
    2,585

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tbal View Post
    What is that structure being demolished in your second photo? And what is supposed to replace it? Its good to see redevelopment slowly starting to take hold around Camden. Now if the Philly economy would just pick up a little more, this could propel further residential development near the waterfront area...
    I don't remember , however there demolishing just about every abandoned none historical structure in Camden...there are alot of plans for Redevelopment along the Waterfront , Downtown , Northern area and Southern Area. I think in 10 years Camden will be where Newark is now , and South Jersey in general.

  5. #110

  6. #111

    Default

    Good pics. It's good to see a nicer side of Camden once in awhile.

  7. #112
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    On the Rails in North NJ
    Posts
    2,585

    Default

    Camden Primed for Pedestrian-Friendly TOD


    In a one-two punch for the City of Camden, New Jersey, an upcoming transit-oriented development project is slated to develop land near a train station and include complete streets upgrades that will add to the safety and prosperity of the area.
    The Haddon Avenue Transit Village, a $100 million mixed-use development, will be built on 15 acres of underutilized land between the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and the Ferry Avenue PATCO rail station, which transports riders to Center City, Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. The project will include retail, office space, several hundred housing units, and a full-service grocery store. It is being spearheaded by Grapevine Development in partnership with the City of Camden, Camden County, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership.



    Construction on phase I of the project is expected to begin in 12 to 18 months and will include 115 housing units and 40,000 square feet of office space. Housing units will be market rate, but Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, the project’s primary tenant, is considering offering incentives for employees that live where they work. While phase II has yet to be scheduled, it should bring an added 400 housing units, additional office and retail development, and a transit plaza that connects the PATCO station to Haddon Avenue.

    http://blog.tstc.org/2012/04/13/camd...-friendly-tod/

  8. #113

    Default

    From the pictures, it does not sound like Camden is as bad as what we have heard. But, where are all the people?

  9. #114
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    On the Rails in North NJ
    Posts
    2,585

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by z22 View Post
    From the pictures, it does not sound like Camden is as bad as what we have heard. But, where are all the people?
    Well , there are parts that are nice but then there are the bad parts and unlike Newark or even Paterson that bad parts bleed over and are just about everywhere. One block is good , the next block is bombed out , however Downtown Slowly Improving. Once the Economy picks up there are a few redevelopment proposals for Downtown Involing the Hospital Expanding and turning into a small Med school , Rutgers is planning expansions and there are the various Riverfront redevelopments. For TOD there are planned developments like above at the Ferry lane PATCO station and 36th Street Riverline station. Theres also plans to anchor the future Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit lines into Camden at the Downtown Transit Center. Regional Rail will meet in nearby Pennsauken which also has a few redevelopments. The Pennsuaken Transit center opens this spring.

  10. #115

    Default

    This article paints one nasty picture of Camden! Figures for a typically suburban oriented news site... It then explains the 6 people who could make a difference, with tiny non-profits... I think Bridget Phiffer is making the biggest changes, by rehabbing 230 homes in Camden.
    http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/inde...ed_camden.html

    At the same time, Trenton is jealous of Camden's waterfront.
    http://www.trentonian.com/general-ne...ns-gather-dust

    A World Trade Center office may likely be built in Camden. 2,300,000 Square Feet of Office Space!!!
    http://blog.nj.com/njv_guest_blog/20...e_to_pres.html

    The mayor is touting her successes in Camden.
    http://articles.philly.com/2013-10-2...one-term-mayor
    Last edited by towerpower123; October 29th, 2013 at 09:12 PM.

  11. #116
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,511

    Default

    She has a very hard job.

  12. #117
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    On the Rails in North NJ
    Posts
    2,585

    Default

    664 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr

    108 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr

    109 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr

    111 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr

    112 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr

  13. #118
    Jersey Patriot JCMAN320's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Jersey City
    Posts
    4,444

    Thumbs up Sixers Moving Offices and Practice Facility to Camden

    Flyers offices and practice facility are already in Voorhees, NJ and now 76ers join them in NJ!

    =======

    Philadelphia 76ers CEO: Camden practice facility will be 'biggest and best' in U.S.

    By Jason Laday/South Jersey Times
    on June 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM, updated June 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM


    Officials from Camden and the Philadelphia 76res announced a new practice facility and office building for the team at the city's waterfront, following the Economic Developement Authority's approval of $82 million in tax breaks over the next 10 years for the organization, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. From left to right: EDA President and COO Tim Lizura, Camden Council President Frank Moran, Mayor Dana Redd and 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil. (Staff photo by Jason Laday/South Jersey Times)

    CAMDEN — The Philadelphia 76ers organization will move its practice space and front office operations to the Camden riverfront, following a vote by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) Tuesday to approve $82 million in tax breaks to the team over the next 10 years.

    A requirement of receiving the full tax credit, to be paid out in annual installments of $8.2 million and used against state corporate business taxes, is the creation of at least 250 jobs at the site, not including construction jobs.

    However, 200 of those jobs represent current team employees, including players and coaches, all of whom will be transferred from the Sixers' current front office, according to team CEO Scott O'Neil. The team will hire 50 new employees — mostly in sales and marketing — during its transition into its new offices in Camden, which will be located near the Susquehanna Bank Center at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

    "We need a 24/7 operation that's ours," said O'Neil, adding that state tax breaks, as well as the "size and scope" of the soon-to-be 120,000-square-foot facility, was what finally lured the team across the Delaware River.

    "This will be the biggest and best training facility in the country,"
    he said.

    According to NJ EDA President and COO Tim Lizura, the state and the City of Camden will benefit from approximately $76.6 million in "direct and indirect taxes" over the next 35 years. He said that figure comes from a formula taking into account "ancillary economic effects" of the relocation, including possible retail and restaurant space that may open around the area.

    Camden Mayor Dana Redd, joined by Council President Frank Moran, lauded the announcement as a win for the city. They stated the relocation of the team to Camden would create a "spill-over effect," for small businesses in the area.

    Addressing the large tax break given to the team as part of the agreement, the mayor said the city and state must make such deals in order to attract businesses to open up shop in Camden.

    "Camden needs to be able to afford these deals, because we need to be able to compete in this region," said Redd. "This is only the beginning — just the tip of the iceberg."

    Speaking before the move was finalized, Gov. Chris Christie during a press conference in Camden on Thursday said the deal would be "a good thing for New Jersey."

    "Not only from the tax revenues, but also for the image of Camden," said Christie. "I hope it gets approved."

    EDA officials said the new facility will be located at the southeast corner of MLK Boulevard and Delaware Avenue, which is currently a parking lot owned by the Parking Authority of the City of Camden (PACC). The team will invest $82 million in the construction project.

    Officials said they hope to break ground in October, and have the team ready to move in come June 2016.

    The 76ers currently practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The team maintains temporary offices at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

    According to Lizura, the team had toured several potential locations, including the Navy Yard.

    ---

    Contact staff writer Jason Laday at 856-686-3628 or jladay@southjerseymedia.com.

    http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2..._river_default

  14. #119

  15. #120

    Default

    Those towers are beautiful

Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 456789 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New Jersey running out of Open Space
    By Kris in forum New York Metro
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: March 3rd, 2015, 10:06 AM
  2. 3 New Towers in Jersey City
    By Zoe in forum New York Metro
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: November 2nd, 2012, 06:55 AM
  3. Jersey City's Other Waterfront
    By JCMAN320 in forum New York Metro
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 29th, 2006, 05:12 PM
  4. Brooklyn to Jersey City
    By JCMAN320 in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 2nd, 2003, 08:04 PM
  5. Bear Stearns cancels Jersey City move
    By NYguy in forum New York Real Estate
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: February 27th, 2003, 11:12 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software