Old Tri-Towne shopping center takes shape in Marlton

The construction crew maneuvered up and down on scissor lifts as it worked to renovate the building’s façade.

Soon the building will house Virtua Medical Group, part of the Shoppes and Residences at Renaissance Square, located at the old Tri-Towne Plaza site.

Virtua will occupy a 32,568-square-foot-space at the complex along Route 70 near Plymouth Drive and North Locust Avenue. It’s expected to open sometime later this year.

“I think that people expect things to happen overnight; I was one of them,” Evesham Mayor Randy Brown said. “Now, I understand in municipal government things take time. But what’s the end vision, what’s the end game? And it’s making the town a better place to live every day, making it affordable and bringing the value up in the community. We’re going to add $400 million in ratable values over the next couple of years, which is only going to help the tax base. I wish I would sit around for the next 15 to 20 years and be mayor. I’m not going to do that, but I’m still going to live here in town and see how it continues to grow. I’m excited for it.”

The $70 million Shoppes and Residences at Renaissance Square project will be a mixed-use center that includes 338 luxury apartments across five buildings, with a projected 2018 opening for the residential area. About 84,000 square feet of existing commercial retail space is being rehabbed, including the portion that will house Virtua.

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