June 27, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania Health System has signed on to transform the closed Syms department store building in Cherry Hill into a new medical center.
The office of Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn announced Saturday that the building located along Route 70, empty since the department store closed in 2012, will be turned into a 150,000-square-foot medical office facility.
Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania will head the redevelopment, which will renovate the building and reuse it for an urgent care center, a primary care center and clinical offices for several medical practices, including cardiology and radiology.
“From now on, Cherry Hill will be known not just for our great mall and outstanding restaurants and shopping, but as a healthcare hub for the entire South Jersey region," Cahn said in a press release.
The project will appear before the Cherry Hill Township Planning Board on July 6 and is exited to be completed in 18 months.