Woolwich Township is located in southwestern Gloucester County, NJ and covers 21.2 square miles.
Well recognized as the fastest growing township in New Jersey since 2000 with a 214% growth rate, most of it still remains rural with working farmlands neighboring residential communities within the township. Despite constant development pressures, the implementation of smart growth principles ensures that Woolwich will maintain its agricultural roots while moving forward with commercial and residential development. Join us as we chart an exciting future while preserving our rich past.
Woolwich Township offers residents and businesses an excellent location with a small town rural appeal and easy access to cities like Philadelphia and Wilmington.
Woolwich Township continues to grow, but smart growth decisions such as the zoning change and the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) plan will keep the growth in check. To maintain property values, Woolwich Township is attempting to increase the amount of commercial ratables in order to level out the property tax burden.
Opportunities for Business in Woolwich Township NJ
Geared towards growth, Woolwich and its Route 322 corridor have the potential to be a major commercial hub along the East Coast. According to the United States Census Bureau’s most recent population estimates, Woolwich is the fastest growing community in New Jersey as well as the Northeastern United States. From 2000 to 2005, the population increased 149 percent.
Along Route 322 at New Jersey Turnpike exit 2, preliminary plans call for almost 1.5 million square feet retail and commercial space and 1.5 million square feet of office and flex park. Partnering with the state Office of Smart Growth, a major component of any development along Route 322 will include the use of transfer of development rights (TDR).
Through the TDR, development rights in an area targeted for preservation are transferred to another area targeted for growth like the Route 322 corridor. The overall goal is to preserve farmland while also creating developments that are a mixed-use, sustainable walking community.
In addition, a new town center will be located along Center Square Road as part of the Weatherby housing development. Plans include a supermarket, small retail stores as well as office and medical space.