October 11, 2014 |
Campbell Soup Co. took a step forward Thursday in a long-awaited plan to create a 13-acre office park around its Camden headquarters, appointing Brandywine Realty Trust as developer. The parcels of land, located off Newton Avenue between Admiral Wilson Boulevard and 11th Street, will become an office park for prospective users, who could benefit from amped-up tax incentives created through recent state legislation. When Campbell's committed to staying in Camden in 2007, it also announced plans to invest in the "Gateway District" by redeveloping the area around its headquarters.
June 1, 2013
Amtrak will get $185 million in federal funds to advance work on new Hudson River rail tunnels. The money, which will come from Hurricane Sandy relief funds, will be used to build an 800-foot concrete tunnel box under a huge real-estate development going up next to Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. The box will serve two new flood-resistant "Gateway" tunnels designed to provide additional rail service between New Jersey and Penn Station in New York. The Gateway project, including the tunnels, is slated to cost $15 billion and be completed by 2025.
May 13, 2012 |
The Christie administration, which killed a trans-Hudson rail tunnel because of fears of cost overruns, will pay its "fair share" of a proposed Amtrak tunnel project linking New Jersey and New York City, Christie's transportation chief said Friday. The payment would probably be a user fee to share the tunnels that Amtrak proposes as part of its $14.5 billion Gateway project, state transportation commissioner James Simpson said. Simpson, in Voorhees to address the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, declined to predict how much of the cost New Jersey would be willing to shoulder.
April 12, 2012 |
As Amtrak continues to set ridership records, chief executive Joseph Boardman said Wednesday that new rail tunnels to New York are "critical" to meeting growing passenger demand. Amtrak is seeking $35 million this year to advance plans for its $13.5 billion Gateway proposal to increase rail service on the Northeast corridor by adding two tunnels under the Hudson, replacing the century-old Portal Bridge near Newark, and expanding Pennsylvania Station in New York. The Gateway project, which Amtrak hopes to complete by 2025, is a key part of Amtrak's effort to increase capacity on the overloaded Northeast corridor.
November 20, 2008 |
The construction tsunami that was meant to bring a classy luster to this place has slowed to a trickle thanks to the credit crisis. While a new $3.5 billion casino is starting to take shape next to Showboat on the Boardwalk, it is the only one of four huge projects moving forward. Both MGM Mirage and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. have stated publicly that their $5 billion and $2 billion casinos, respectively, were indefinitely on hold because of the difficulty in obtaining credit in the midst of the economic slump.
June 5, 2004 |
Echoing urban-renewal fights of the 1960s, with a decidedly upscale suburban twist, a plan to revive shopping in downtown Ardmore is facing an intense protest campaign that this week brought 200 demonstrators to Lancaster Avenue, the heart of the Main Line. The Ardmore Transit Center Plan, supported by township officials and some business leaders, would spend $140 million to remake Ardmore into a vibrant urban shopping village befitting the wealth of the surrounding neighborhoods.
February 1, 2004 |
The landmark Sears building, which has swirled in controversy in recent years, was sold last week for $2.5 million to the former owners of the South Jersey Expo Center in Pennsauken. The new owners, Joe Gonnelli of Mount Laurel and Brian Jackson of Voorhees, bought the building Friday from Aliza Realty of Delran, according to Kevin Burns of Markeim-Chalmers Inc., of Cherry Hill, the broker in the sale. Aliza had purchased the building from longtime owner Mark Willis for $1.2 million in October.
July 6, 2003 |
For Leyda Vasquez, "opportunity was right around the corner. " Right in her North Camden neighborhood is the Gateway Community Project, which provides area residents with the opportunity to complete studies for a GED or to earn certificates in adult basic education or English as a Second Language. The program, developed by Camden County College and funded by several foundations and other entities, is offered at Looking Forward Ministry, a church around the corner from Vasquez's home.
June 23, 2000 |
Rutgers University's Camden campus continued its expansion efforts with City Council's approval yesterday of an agreement allowing the university to develop a $5 million park on the site of an abandoned factory. The outdoor recreational complex in the Cooper Grant neighborhood will be called Rutgers Community Park. The university has agreed to demolish the building at 5 Linden St., pay for the design of the park, and construct it. The park will include facilities for tennis, basketball, soccer, softball, and Little League baseball.