Inquirer: Ex-owner now says tear down Sears site

Inquirer: Ex-owner now says tear down Sears site

Matthew Spolar reports that former owner Mark Willis told the Camden Planning Board it was time to tear down the 82-year-old landmark on Adm. Wilson Boulevard he used to rent for use as city and county offices.
He said that he couldn’t stand to see the vacant structure in its dilapidated state, and that with its current ownership he didn’t think it would look any better in a year.
The board was considering a vote on whether to recommend to City Council that the building be acquired by the Camden Redevelopment Agency through eminent domain and sold to Campbell.

Willis owned the building from 1996 to 2004. He worked to have put on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.