Evesham officials unveil $30 million redevelopment in ‘The View at Marlton’
On Thursday, Feb. 11 Mayor Randy Brown, Evesham Township Council, and representatives from Lazgor LLC kicked off the demolition of the Greentree Commons office space at 3001–5002 Lincoln Drive West and unveiled the ‘The View at Marlton’ retail redevelopment project.
The esteemed $30 million Lincoln Drive redevelopment project consists of five lots that were designated by township council as an area in need of rehabilitation in July 2013.
A redevelopment plan for the Lincoln Drive project area was adopted on Sept. 30, 2014.
The township’s intent for the area is to encourage and facilitate reinvestment in and revitalization of underutilized and obsolete commercial lots.
The redevelopment plan is a framework that sets the stage for redevelopment of the site. As envisioned by the redevelopment plan, the redeveloper proposes to demolish six of the existing buildings, to construct new commercial buildings, and to reconfigure the parking areas.
Lazgor, LLC was designated by township council as the redeveloper of the site on March 17, 2015. The site plan was approved by the planning board on Sept. 24, 2015.
The proposal for the three lots owned by Lazgor is to demolish six of the existing eight buildings on the site and to develop the site with three new retail buildings including:
— A 45,000 square foot LA Fitness;a 31,516 square foot retail center that will include a AAA Auto Center
— A 3,600 square foot retail building with a drive-through.
— Two existing buildings on the south side of the site are proposed to remain and to be integrated into the overall redevelopment: a 13,884 square foot office building and a 3,675 square foot bank.
The property is located within the northwest quadrant of the Lincoln Drive loop and has frontage on both Lincoln Drive and Route 73. The site being redeveloped currently contains seven one-story office buildings that were constructed around 1979 and a bank that was constructed in 2010.
The new buildings will include high quality architectural treatment and the site development will include pedestrian amenities, outdoor seating areas, and extensive landscaping.
The redevelopment is expected to triple the value of the site.