Rowan College of South Jersey broke ground Sept. 13 on a two-building academic and office complex.
The first segment of the project will be an Economic Development Center — a one-story, 15,633 square foot building that will house the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and the Gloucester County Economic Development Department. The center is scheduled to be finished by September of 2020.
Next will be the Rowan Medicine Center, a two-story, 56,545 square foot medical and academic building with public medical offerings and academic space for the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine medical students. The first floor will consist of four medical practices: Family Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatrics and Rowan Integrated Special Needs with a café in the atrium. The second floor will have academic classrooms, a large training room, learning resource area, Osteopathic Medical Manipulation and research wet lab that will accommodate 144 students. This center is set to be finished by February 2021.
“Rowan College of South Jersey’s Gloucester campus is centrally located off Route 55 in the heart of Gloucester County,” RCSJ President Frederick Keating said in a statement. “The addition of the Rowan Medicine Center and Economic Development Center brings together all sectors of education, medicine and commerce to our campus. This groundbreaking ceremony confirms a commitment to enhancing health-care and employment opportunities for students and the surrounding South Jersey region. This is an innovative and robust partnership of which all of us here should be proud.”