New Glassboro building mixes student, market-rate housing

August 8th, 2015

Philly.com

by Angelo Fichera

It bears the Rowan name and is located just off the university’s Glassboro campus, but 220 Rowan Blvd. isn’t all about the students.

While the 316,000-square-foot mixed-use building, which had its ceremonial debut Friday, will house more than 450 students in apartments, its nearly 60 market-rate units offer a broader appeal.

“Everything’s here,” said Robert Taylor, 55, executive director of the Gloucester County Boys and Girls Clubs, who will move into a two-bedroom apartment on the sixth floor on Aug. 13. (“At 2 o’clock,” he happily noted.)

With shops and restaurants popping up along the boulevard – an ongoing $350 million redevelopment project – the area, Taylor said, “has just exploded.” A bonus in moving from Woodbury to the apartment, which will cost about $1,500 monthly with utilities, he said, is that his office on Center Street is a short walk away.

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