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 $450 million makeover of the historic downtown.

One-third of a mile long connecting Mullica Hill Road (Route 322) with Main Street, Rowan Boulevard has literally transformed the borough since ground was broken in 2008.

Key changes and additions to the downtown area include:

Rowan Boulevard Apartments

Built in two phases, the Rowan Boulevard Apartments complex, which opened in 2009 and 2010, houses 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. Retailers include Prime American Burgers and Fries, Ry’s @ Rowan bagels, YOGO Factory self-serve dessert parlor, 7-11, Pizza Hut and Sun National Bank.

Courtyard by Marriott hotel

Believed to be Glassboro’s first new hotel in at least 100 years, an all-new 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 includes Rowan's graduate school, online offerings, Camden campus and community college partnerships, the Enterprise Center at 225 Rowan Boulevard opened in 2013. A five-story, $35 million structure, the Enterprise Center 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.

A-3: open for business and living

In 2017, a four-building complex dubbed A-3 opened on Rowan Boulevard. The A-3 phase provides classrooms and offices for the College of Communication & Creative Arts, luxury student and market rate housing, vast 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 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.

The A-3 portion includes “230 Victoria,” a six-story structure with 413 student beds, the 18,000 square-foot Rowan fitness center, 30,000 square feet of 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 “Mick Drive Parking Garage,” a 934-space structure adjacent to 230 Victoria, 223 West High Street, and Park Place South.

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

Updated 07/31/19