By Real Estate NJ
Four South Jersey and Philadelphia architecture firms have merged and are moving their new company to Camden, according to a published report, despite being denied tax incentives under a program that has helped drive other relocations to the city in recent years.
A report by The Philadelphia Inquirer said the firms, known collectively as City Invincible, have spent about $1 million buying and renovating a historic bank building on Market Street in Camden. The new company is made up of Alberto & Associates and Haley Donovan, both of Haddonfield, along with Philadelphia-based Berzinsky Architects and Merchantville-based La Vardera.
The company’s owners hope to move in early next year, the report said. But the Inquirer said the firm of about 25, which has vast experience in the city, learned last winter that the state Economic Development Authority had denied its application under the Grow New Jersey tax credit program.
The report did not say why the application was denied.
“It became, Are we prepared to do this?” Angelo Alberto of Alberto & Associates, told the Inquirer. “We had to really question everything. As we started talking, we all wanted to be in Camden.”
For more, see Sunday’s story by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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