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Old Posted Sep 10, 2013, 4:49 PM
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CAMDEN, NJ | Riverfront Trade Center | Four towers | 22 & 18 flrs

Title: Riverfront Trade Center
Project: Office, retail & green space
Architect: ??
Developer: Waterfront Renaissance Associates
Location: Delaware Ave & State St, Camden, NJ
Neighborhood: Cooper Point
City: Camden, NJ
Floors: 22 & 18 floors
Height: ??




The Greater Philadelphia World Trade Center is going to look at developing a 2.3-million-square-foot campus on 16 acres at the former Riverfront State Prison in Camden, N.J.

The project would have four phases and would be built by Waterfront Renaissance Associates, which said in a statement that it's already spent several years studying the site and the city, and has brought in a design and development team to create a concept.

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...er-prison.html

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That design is simply coyote ugly.
     
     
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It's Camden. We'll take anything we can get there for a while
     
     
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It's Camden. We'll take anything we can get there for a while
Yea anything is better then nothing. We need more of this in Newark, NJ. Anyways, there going to have a amazing view of Center City from those offices.
     
     
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I am skeptical of this project because the group does not have a proven track record. The idea is nice, the location is great for need development. The design sucks, but as mentioned, its Camden. A project like this regardless of how eye-pleasing, could be good for the city.

*Off topic, Camden's last supermarket is closing. A city with no supermarkets? Weird.
     
     
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Well here's to hoping that it does gather some steam and actually works out. The only things keeping downtown Camden relevant right now is Rutgers University campus (and a lesser extent Camden County College, and Rowan University both based in only one building.), and Cooper hospital's campus. The rest of downtown camden is scattered row homes, and giant parking lots. Maybe one day with some smart planning it will become a success story, or Rutgers will just buy the whole city and make a huge campus haha
     
     
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Well here's to hoping that it does gather some steam and actually works out. The only things keeping downtown Camden relevant right now is Rutgers University campus (and a lesser extent Camden County College, and Rowan University both based in only one building.), and Cooper hospital's campus. The rest of downtown camden is scattered row homes, and giant parking lots. Maybe one day with some smart planning it will become a success story, or Rutgers will just buy the whole city and make a huge campus haha
Cooper has done a very good job with the expansion of their hospital campus, imo.
     
     
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Well here's to hoping that it does gather some steam and actually works out. The only things keeping downtown Camden relevant right now is Rutgers University campus (and a lesser extent Camden County College, and Rowan University both based in only one building.), and Cooper hospital's campus. The rest of downtown camden is scattered row homes, and giant parking lots. Maybe one day with some smart planning it will become a success story, or Rutgers will just buy the whole city and make a huge campus haha
I'm a student of Rutgers over in Newark currently, and they want to get rid of there Camden campus. Consolidate it just to New Brunswick and Newark-UMDNJ (recent merger). Its for the best as that's the one campus that is not, well, so popular to say. But this is a positive for Camden.
     
     
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Cooper has done a very good job with the expansion of their hospital campus, imo.

They definitely have, their campus looks great.

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I'm a student of Rutgers over in Newark currently, and they want to get rid of there Camden campus. Consolidate it just to New Brunswick and Newark-UMDNJ (recent merger). Its for the best as that's the one campus that is not, well, so popular to say. But this is a positive for Camden.

I don't foresee the Camden campus going anywhere anytime soon. I'm a student there now, their admittance numbers are almost at all time highs. They are also spending a lot of money renovating older buildings on campus, and also just completed a Grad school high-rise dorm recently. You may be confused with the state wanting to combine Rutgers Camden into Rowan. That was shot down last year though.
     
     
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I don't foresee the Camden campus going anywhere anytime soon. I'm a student there now, their admittance numbers are almost at all time highs. They are also spending a lot of money renovating older buildings on campus, and also just completed a Grad school high-rise dorm recently. You may be confused with the state wanting to combine Rutgers Camden into Rowan. That was shot down last year though.
I think that was what it might of been. The Camden-Rowan deal. Hmm interesting. I have noticed the admittance numbers being higher. A friend who goes to NJIT next door said the school expanded in terms of students. They just built the Greek style dorms there. I have noticed there defiantly seems to be more pedestrian traffic. And not because its the beginning of semester. Its very busy even for the month of September . Lots of new faces.
     
     
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This may be a bit nitpicky but Camden is a historic/established city in its own right. Also, I think most people on here know here Camden, NJ is so why not just title the thread “Camden, NJ”? The place is known as one of the murder capitals of the country so I think it’s only fair that what little positive press it does get, is fairly attributed to it. For example, if we were posting a murder rate article, no one from our side of the river would want that titled ,”Philadelphia….”
     
     
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So far that development group has been all hot air, unfortunately. And who knows if they even could get financing for something that seems like a speculative office development.
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That design is simply coyote ugly.
I'm with ya, christof. Not a bad location but an eyesore esp. with its promenance.
     
     
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Posted by PhillyDrew in the Philadelphia Metro Development Thread; and RFP has been issued for this site:

http://www.njeda.com/Press-Room/News...DEVELOPMENT-OF

http://www.njeda.com/pdfs/rfps/061/061_EXHIBIT-F.aspx
     
     
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I'm confused as to why this thread was not combined with the Philly metro thread, along with the other projects in Camden.
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