Located a little more than a mile from Rowan University’s main campus, the Tech Park site is adjacent to Route 55 and Route 322 in Mantua Township. Sites that are adjacent to the central campus, particularly the development areas located along Route 55, will accommodate research related facilities for mature technology companies or for government agencies that seek large free-standing sites for build-to-suit facilities with good visibility from Route 55, as well as proximity to the central campus of the Tech Park.
When completed, the Tech Park will feature approximately 1.5 million square feet of mixed academic and corporate facilities. The Master Plan is based on development of a centrally located campus and an integrated system of open spaces. These open areas include landscaped buffer areas, located along the site’s boundaries and principal roadways. Additionally, there is a central landscaped campus green, which includes a landscaped median within the principal vehicular approach from U.S. 322. The campus green will serve as the main pedestrian area of the SJTP, and is visualized as a bucolic environment where business people, researchers, students and faculty will meet in a richly landscaped outdoor space defined by the principal buildings of the new campus.
Major open spaces that preserve existing vegetation, natural drainage areas and wetlands, and that separate and define the site’s main development parcels: These areas provide opportunities for environmental education, research and relaxation in a natural setting.
Flexible, mixed-use development is the overall guide to the use of buildings throughout the site. The central campus will contain a mix of buildings for academic and corporate uses organized around a central pedestrian mall. These buildings are clustered around alternating service courts and landscaped courts that accommodate entrances to buildings.
The floor areas, heights and other dimensions are flexible in order to respond to particular requirements for corporate or academic use as the campus develops over time. Centrally located buildings will serve as common facilities for the campus such as a fitness center, library resources, meeting spaces and dining.