WINSLOW - Winslow Township will see its first major commercial development in at least a decade when a CarMax store breaks ground in January.
The auto superstore project will be built on a vacant 26-acre lot on Berlin Cross-Keys Road off the Atlantic City Expressway, according to Mayor Barry Wright. The project is expected to create up to 100 jobs upon completion.
A sewer moratorium had prevented any new commercial and retail construction for at least a decade in Winslow, the southernmost municipality in Camden County, according to Wright.
But a new $50 million Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority sewer project is expected to increase capacity in Winslow and municipalities including Berlin Borough, Berlin Township, and Pine Hill.
The project will entail 25 miles of new sewer lines through six municipalities. The Winslow portion of the expansion has been completed, a county spokesman said.
"I have always believed that the township has unlimited growth potential," Wright said in a news release. "Our ability to become a significant economic contributor to the region is unquestioned."
CarMax, a Fortune 500 company, opened its first store in 1993 in Richmond, Va., according to the company's site. CarMax operates 127 used car superstores in 63 markets.
- Darran Simon