Cumberland County officials have announced a new project to help revitalize Downtown Bridgeton.
On Thursday, November 1st, Bridgeton and Cumberland County officials held a press conference to announce a major renovation and new construction project at 14–16 Laurel Street in Downtown Bridgeton.
The building, when completed, will be a two-story multi-tenant office building spanning 30,000 square feet.
Officials say this project will play a big role in helping to support other positive changes taking place in the Bridgeton community.
"I'm looking forward to a new facility, people to have a positive attitude, and seeing that our Downtown is not like it used to be, but we have a new future for our Downtown," said Bridgeton Mayor, Albert Kelly.
An existing two-story building at the Laurel Street site covering 4,000 square feet will be renovated with 26,000 square feet of new construction to be added.
The project will also convert Church Lane into a covered pedestrian walkway.
Parts of the existing building will be preserved to keep a piece of Bridgeton's history intact.