Camden Celebrates Grand Opening of First Market-Rate Apartment Community in 15 Years

Camden Mayor Frank Moran and others cut a ribbon for the grand opening of 11 Cooper. The apartment complex is the first market-rate complex in the city in the last 15 years. Photo courtesy of Fairmount Media.

CAMDEN, N.J. – Officials from the city of Camden, Camden County, The Michaels Organization, and Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash celebrated the grand opening of 11 Cooper, a mixed-use building offering the first market-rate apartments in Camden in more than a decade.

Of the new 156 new rental homes, 31 will be designated as affordable housing for people living at or below 80% of the Area Median Income and 5,000 feet of street-level space will be used for retail stores.

“I commend The Michaels Organization for investing in our residents and in our neighborhoods, as 11 Cooper exemplifies the inclusive prosperity that Camden is all about,” Camden Mayor Frank Moran said. “From offering beautiful high-quality spaces to providing meaningful employment opportunities for residents, 11 Cooper is helping to continue to solidify Camden as a fantastic place to live, work, and play.”

Around half of the building’s apartments have already been leased and residents are scheduled to move in this week.

“Residents of 11 Cooper will enjoy waterfront living in beautifully designed, contemporary apartments, and they will be at the center of the urban renewal that is happening right now in Camden,” John J. O’Donnell, CEO of The Michaels Organization, 11 Cooper’s managing partner said. “Our residents will have great access to transportation, entertainment, shopping, and the employment and educational opportunities of Camden’s renowned ‘Eds and Meds’ community. We could not be prouder to be part of Camden’s revival.

11 Cooper includes amenities such as a residential lobby with 24/7 concierge services, a business center, bike storage, a fitness center, and club room with adjacent roof-top terrace. Art by local artists will be featured in all of the building’s common areas.