Last night at a meeting of the Camden Planning Board, a final site plan was given approval for a project involving a historic warehouse on the Camden Waterfront. Located directly across the street from Campbell’s Field at 300 North Delaware Avenue, the warehouse dates from the late 19th century and was used as the Ruby Match factory and later as storage for Campbell’s Soup. The full details can be seen in this briefing from the Cooper-Grant Neighborhood Association, but the essentials are:
- Changing the building from warehouse zoning to office and retail zoning.
- Adding two floors to the interior of the building to create a total of 71,520 square feet of office space, which will be leased to a specific but as-of-yet unnamed tenant.
- Creating a 4,000 square foot retail space on the southwestern corner.
It’s an exciting project, given that it retains one of the few remaining historical assets in downtown Camden, and that it includes a retail component whose audience will surely include the hundreds of new employees coming into the city.