Panel votes to save Sears Building from Campbell's Soup Plans
Friday, June 22, 2007
By ALAN GUENTHER
Historic Sites Council member Marilou Ehrler pleaded with Campbell's executives..."Please don't move out of Camden."
By a 5-1 vote, the state Historic Sites Council on Thursday recommended that Campbell be denied permission to take down the Sears Building.The council's vote was only advisory and can be overturned by Lisa Jackson, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection. Jackson is a member of Gov. Jon S. Corzine's Cabinet. Corzine is a strong supporter of Campbell's application to tear down the dilapidated Sears Building to make way for a new world headquarters and office park.
Historic Sites Council member Marilou Ehrler pleaded with Campbell's executives to reconsider their plans and save the Sears structure -- a national and state historic landmark built in 1927.
Campbell's would level Sears to put up a parking lot. Campbell's said they may begin process of abandoning Camden as early as July 16th if suburban style Class A business campus is not approved. Story:
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