Technology Park Retains Pennoni Associates Inc.April 05, 2005
The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University has hired Pennoni Associates Inc. to handle civil engineering responsibilities for the first stage of the facility to be constructed at Rt. 322 and Rt. 55 in Mantua Township. Pennoni?s offices in Haddon Heights and Philadelphia will work on the project.
Pennoni Associates, the latest addition to the Technology Park team, is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm that employs approximately 600 staff members in 17 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Tennessee and New England. Among Pennoni?s regional projects are the civil engineering for The Walk in Atlantic City, environmental work on the Nipper Building in Camden and transportation and land survey services for the Atlantic City Convention Center Corridor.
For the Technology Park, Pennoni will provide, among other items, site layout and design services, design and coordination for utility services, environmental permitting services, environmental site assessment services and geotechnical services. Alan Ippolito, P.E., P.P. will oversee the work.
Designed to provide competitively priced, state-of-the-art facilities for start-up and established companies to bring innovative technologies to the marketplace, the Technology Park is expected to be a focal point for regional economic growth as it facilitates science and technology initiatives. The mission of the Technology Park is to establish a technology-based entrepreneurial economy; expand and strengthen the unique research and learning environment of Rowan University; and create value for its surrounding communities in their economic, physical and social development.
The only suburban, university research park in New Jersey, the Technology Park is a public/private partnership that has received support from numerous organizations and individuals, including the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Rowan University Foundation, the Delaware River and Bay Authority and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Also working on the project are: The University City Science Center, Philadelphia; architectural planning firm Wallace, Roberts and Todd, Philadelphia; and developer Lincoln Property Company, Philadelphia.
Ground will be broken this year for Phase I, the 50,000-square-foot Innovation Center.