Former Burlington Center Mall site to see 3 industrial buildings totaling 1.9M sq. ft. plus retail

Aerial view of Ferber Company project, The Shops at the Crossings, Burlington Township, NJ taken on September 12, 2023. Three tenants are vertical, and some will be open by the end of this year. The company will develop a Phase 1 & 2 of this site which replaces the original Burlington Center Mall that has been vacant since 2018.

The Shops at the Crossings will be coming to Burlington County. The Crossings will occupy a portion of the site previously known as the Burlington Center Mall, located along Route 541 (Burlington Mt. Holly Road), according to the Ferber Co., a privately held real estate development and investment company with its regional headquarters in Basking Ridge.

Located between nearby major roadways, Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike, a total of approximately 30 acres will be developed in phases to include three industrial buildings totaling 1.9 million square feet developed by the lead developer, MRP Industrial, and 30 acres of retail, which will be called the Shops at the Crossings.

The mall property, originally built in 1982, officially became vacant in 2018 after the last tenant, Sears, closed its doors. Township officials quickly collaborated on how to create a mixed-use development to improve the underutilized area for future use, approving the plans and demolishing the old structure in 2021.

With sitework underway, the vice president and retail development lead, Justin Hollander, is looking forward to what the redevelopment will bring to residents in the area.

“We are currently working on construction of Phase 1 of the project, with many of the tenants projected to open December 2023, and are hoping to confirm a possible medical office, dual branded hotel and/or fitness center for Phase 2,” Hollander said.

Hollander also confirmed tenants for Phase 1 will include Raising Cane’s, Panera Bread, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Discount Tire and Sleep Number.

The first retailers are expected to be open for business by the end of 2023.