Access Federal and State Financial Incentives including Business Lease Payment Subsidy
Surface Parking & Convenient On-Street Parking
State-of-the-Art Conference Room, Wireless Environment & Security System
Sustainable Features: Solar & Geothermal Systems, Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling, Vegetative Roof Garden, Water Recapture & Water Efficient Features
PSE&G Sustainability Center, a learning and resource center for green building, energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy
Click on one of the photos above to view RENEW Building renderings.
PBCIP is leading a multi-million effort to revitalize Haddon Avenue in Parkside. This neighborhood shopping district is book-ended by Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center to the east and Cooper University Medical Center to the west, and so has great potential to serve both the Parkside community and employees and visitors to the hospitals, two of Camden’s largest institutions.
The Haddon Avenue project includes:
The Parkside RENEW Building, a three-story office/retail building designed to be the first LEED-certified building of its kind in the region and home to several social enterprise business. The building will also include the PSE&G Sustainability Center, offering educational displays, workshops and tours on “going green.”
First floor retail space is available, with special consideration for socially responsible, sustainable business models. Other tenants include Parkside Grille, offering healthy and locally sourced foods and Equity Capital Competition winner Tis So Sweet Bakery. Other floors will house the Dunbar construction business incubator and PBCIP offices.
Eco-friendly elements proposed for the Parkside RENEW building include a vegetative roof, solar panels, rainwater collection, geothermal heat exchange and a design to maximize natural light in the building. Follow construction and installation of green elements on this blog authored by PBCIP's architectect for the project, DCM Architecture & Engineering.
Streetscaping and façade improvement programs. In the past several years, Haddon Avenue has become more welcoming with the addition of brick pavers, trees and streetscaping. PBCIP also created and installed banners to designate the Haddon Avenue corridor in Parkside.
A façade improvement program is also in place to assist businesses with improving the appearance of storefronts and create a more cohesive look for the avenue. Three businesses are slated for improvements and PBCIP hopes to extend the program as funding become available.
Business incentives, including matching grants for façade improvement, an equity capital competition providing funding for businesses to open or expand into the Parkside neighborhood, tax credit incentives and more are available to businesses wishing to locate or expand in Parkside.
Mentoring and support. Through partnerships with LAEDA PBCIP offers training and ongoing support for new and existing businesses in Parkside. Laeda’s Entrepreneurial Development Training prepares Camden residents to work toward self-sufficiency through self-employment. The nine-week intensive curriculum include concept development, management, marketing, accounting, law and more. The program is ideal for preparing to run a daycare center, construction business, hair salon, restaurant or other service or small manufacturing enterprise.