Retinal care practice signs lease for South Jersey location

A Philadelphia-area retinal care practice has signed a lease at a South Jersey mixed-use community, according to real estate firm Atkins Cos.

Mid Atlantic Retina will join a series of specialty health care tenants at Washington Square Town Center, a property in Washington Township developed by Fairfield-based Woodmont Properties. The practice, which has 20 locations in three states, including New Jersey, signed for 5,400 square feet of space at a 10,000-square-foot retail building.

It plans a late spring opening.

“The ongoing shift of health care delivery from an inpatient, hospital-centric model to an outpatient, community-focused system continues to create strong demand from health care users for both purpose-built medical office space and well-located retail spaces across our region,” Bob Atkins, managing partner of West Orange-based Atkins Cos., said in a prepared statement. “By locating these types of spaces directly in a mixed-use, multigenerational community as we have done at Washington Square Town Center, we have created a tremendous opportunity for health care systems and physician practices to strategically grow their regional footprints and increase access to care for the populations they serve.”

Washington Square Town Center includes 330 apartments, 100 townhomes, an assisted living facility, 40,000-square-foot medical office building and three 10,000-square-foot retail buildings.