The Camden County Prosecutor's office will move to the Camden technology building on Federal Street in the coming year as part of a plan to consolidate the county's departments, officials said.

Camden County officials bought the five-story office building from the state Economic Development Authority in June for $18 million through its capital budget. The space is currently occupied by several companies that hold outstanding leases, but as those expire, county officials will start moving various agencies in over the coming year, according to Freeholder Bill Moen.

The prosecutor's office has for decades been housed in a cramped, aging building on Fifth Street across from City Hall. Other Camden County departments are located in and around Camden, the county seat.

"This move will create another catalyst for change in the downtown area of Camden and eliminate a building that has clearly outlived its overall usefulness," said Moen, liaison to the county's office of buildings and operations.

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