What's Happening on the Boulevard

What's Happening on the Boulevard

There's lots of activity on Rowan Boulevard, and lots more to come.

A partnership between Rowan University, private developers and the Borough of Glassboro, Rowan Boulevard is a $426 million makeover of the historic downtown.

One-third of a mile long connecting Mullica Hill Road (Route 322) with Main Street, Rowan Boulevard has transformed the borough since University, Glassboro, state, county and business representatives broke ground in 2008.

Key changes and additions to the downtown area include:

Rowan Boulevard Apartments

Built in two phases, the Rowan Boulevard Apartments complex house 884 students in 28 one-bedroom efficiency units and 214 four-bedroom suites.

Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore

The boulevard’s first major retailer, the 36,000-square-foot Barnes & Noble opened in 2010. The Rowan-themed store offers more than 75,000 volumes, a University book section, Varsity Spirit Shop, and an indoor/outdoor Starbucks café.

Whitney Center

The mixed-use Whitney Center opened in 2011 with 22,000 square-feet of retail space on the ground floor and housing for up to 300 Rowan students on the floors above.

Named to honor one of Glassboro's founding glassmaking families, Whitney is fast becoming a restaurant and retail destination. Whitney is also home to the John H. Martinson Honors College, which includes the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration. Open to highly-motivated students of every major and academic discipline, the honors concentration fosters a diverse community of citizen scholars.

Courtyard by Marriott hotel

Glassboro’s first new major hotel in at least 100 years, a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and Conference Center opened at 325 Rowan Boulevard in 2013. Located one block east of Rowan's main campus, the four-story 129-room hotel features a heated indoor pool and spa, outdoor courtyard with gas fire pit and modern lobby.

Enterprise Center

Home to Rowan's Division of Global Learning and Partnerships, which offers more than 175 graduate and undergraduate programs, the Enterprise Center at 225 Rowan Boulevard features ground floor retail space and four floors of academic facilities including classrooms, lecture halls and administrative space. It also includes an 1,194-space parking garage, hair salon and a Domino’s pizza outlet.

220 Rowan Boulevard

Developer Nexus Properties in 2015 opened 220 Rowan Boulevard, a 316,000 square-foot building with ground floor medical, dining and retail space and upper level housing for students and non-students alike. Among the commercial tenants at 220 Rowan Boulevard are a seven-day per week Inspira Urgent Care facility, the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, a branch of South Jersey Federal Credit Union and a 300-seat Chickie’s & Pete’s sports bar and restaurant.

Town Square

In 2016, a 1.5-acre town square opened in Glassboro's historic downtown for community events and celebrations, concerts, festivals and shows. Popular events including a summer festival Thursday evenings throughout July and August.

Retail, living and learning

In 2017, a four-building complex opened on Rowan Boulevard providing classrooms and offices for the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, luxury student and market rate housing, ground floor retail space and Rowan Boulevard’s second parking garage.

The complex contains seven classrooms at 260 Victoria Street where the college houses the departments of Writing Arts and Communication Studies, further integrating Edelman CCCA into Glassboro’s downtown following the 2015 relocation of the Dean’s Office, the departments of Journalism and Public Relations & Advertising, and the Rowan University Art Gallery.

Dubbed A-3, the complex includes: 230 Victoria, a six-story structure with 413 student beds, the 18,000 square-foot Rowan Fitness Center, office and classroom space, and 14,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space; 223 West High Street, a four-story, 70,000-square-foot building with 144 student beds and 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space; Park Place South, a four-story, 70,000-square-foot building with 37 luxury apartments for non-students and 14,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space; and the Mick Drive Parking Garage, a 934-space structure.

For borough information about Rowan Boulevard and other developments in Glassboro, please visit www.glassboroonline.com.

Updated 06/20/23