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BURLINGTON, N.J. - March 26, 2018 -- The crown jewel in the redevelopment is the former U.S. Pipe site where entrepreneur Tom Maoli was just named the redeveloper. This historic location, built in the 1900's, is comprised of 26 acres located on the banks of the Delaware River. This site will become a destination for the arts and sciences. Mr. Maoli plans to repurpose the historic site and create a center for environmental research, education and scientific development. There will be a family friendly cultural epicenter which will include residential housing and a breathtaking view of the Delaware River. Amazon.com has begun construction on a 1 million sqft e-commerce distribution center on the U.S. Pipe site adjacent to Maoli's project.
Maoli states Amazon wanted to build another distribution center on this piece. However Maoli states he has bigger plans. "Burlington, New Jersey has an amazing history and my plan is to re-purpose the irreplaceable existing buildings that once housed U.S. Pipe. It will be a hub for families to live, learn, discover and enjoy. The first day I walked the site I had a vision to use the historic buildings and make it like the Wynwood business district of Miami, Florida. I visited Wynwood with my daughter and you can't get in the place, people come from all over Florida to be a part of it, and I see the same for this site".
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