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Rutgers University–Camden Breaks Ground on Transformative $60 Million Project

a group of men wearing red hardhats and holding shovels
(left to right) William Spearman SBC’86, New Jersey Assemblyman, Fifth Legislative District; William Tambussi, Esq., Member, Rutgers Board of Governors and Rutgers–Camden Board of Directors; Victor Carstarphen, Mayor, City of Camden; Walt MacDonald CCAS’74, Member, Rutgers Board of Trustees and Rutgers–Camden Board of Directors; Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis, Anthony Covington, Member, Rutgers Board of Trustees and Vice Chair, Rutgers–Camden Board of Directors ; Jannette Ramos, Camden City Councilwoman; Lou Cappelli RLAW’87, Camden County Commissioner Director; Jim Rhodes CCAS’94, Member, Rutgers Board of Trustees

May 10, 2024

Rutgers University–Camden commemorated a new beginning with a groundbreaking for the Cooper Street Gateway Project. This $60 million investment will transform 14 vacant historic properties and several empty lots along the 400 Block of Cooper and Lawrence Streets into a dynamic new facility for the university and the community.

“This project represents a substantial investment in the future of our institution, our students, and the people of Camden,” said Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis to the guests and elected officials who gathered for the occasion.

“I want to thank the Rutgers–Camden Board of Directors, our colleagues, and our community partners for the work they have done to make this possible. We are lifting shovels today to officially launch this transformation of Cooper Street,” Chancellor Tillis said.

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