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In January of this year, Inspira closed on a 30 acre undeveloped property on Clements Bridge Road, in Deptford.  This is a widely known and discussed property located close to the Deptford Mall, and directly across from the old Pathmark Shopping Center.  The purchase price was listed as $4 million dollars.

The company taking over the property is listed in tax documents as “Inspira Deptford Healthpark LLC” and lists an address of 165 Bridgeton Pike Mullica Hill, which is the Corporate office of Inspira Health Network.  Inspira is a healthcare network in South Jersey, widely known as the owners of Underwood Hospital in Woodbury, with other large facilities in Vineland and Elmer, as well as a many other small facilities in the region.

Many people refer to this area as the location of the long planned and delayed “Deptford Movies”… but in fact the large undeveloped acreage across from the old Pathmark is actually TWO properties of 23 and 30 acres.  The Deptford Movies company “Bonus Ball” owns the right half of undeveloped acreage, which surrounds the Chiropractor’s office and is more directly across from Rastelli’s Market.  The Inspira property is on the left (north), sitting directly across from Pathmark  Shopping center up to the traffic light, and has the Greenbriar Court dead-end road as a border.  Currently you can see two small rundown buildings along Clements Bridge Road which appear to be part of the Inspira property and define the border between the two properties.

Last year it was reported that the Movie theater developers stated their delay in developing was because they were negotiating with an unnamed healthcare provider to take over the movie’s property.  This was same time that Inspira publically announced they were looking to build a new hospital in the Gloucester County area, and it wasn’t a stretch to consider if Deptford would be the new home.  Inspira has since chosen Mullica Hill (close to Rowan University) for that new hospital.

It seems that Inspira still has plans for Deptford and that there was validity to the claims from the Movie Theater developers.  I exchanged messages with one of the movie theater developers in the fall and was told they still had plans for the theater after they complete another Delaware project.  “have not given up on Deptford”

I searched on variations on the terms “Inspira Deptford Healthpark” and have not yet found any additional information, and will contact Inspira for more details to understand what is planned for Deptford.  Other health care organizations use the term to describe a larger patient care facility built to support large numbers of medical and dental patients.  An unrelated facility being developed in Vineland is planning on 27 exam rooms.  But again, there are no details on Inspira’s Deptford plans.

Assuming they have plans for a medical facility in Deptford, this would be the second big medical facility news for Deptford, as Nemour’s is currently finishing a large Children’s medical facility around the corner from the Inspira property.  The location is a big win for the facilities, as there is plenty of access to highways, large populations, and the positive retail climate in Deptford gives visitors many options while visiting.

And a hat tip to for listing this purchase in their recent real estate transaction listings, as a general purchase notice.

Inspira buys Deptford Land - tax map


This Post Has 10 Comments

      1. Thank you for the reply. Do you know why the Dunking Donuts on Davistown Rd is not done yet? It’s been about a year.

        1. Bill – the ownership of that Shopping Center is local. I just sent them an email with a few questions (Dunkin Donuts, Sam’s Bar, new restaurant). I’ll wait a day or two for them to reply and if I don’t hear from them, I’ll give them a call or stop at their office.
          Sam’s Bar is a nice local spot, but considering the new outlets have opened and liquor licenses are scarce in town… seems like something more can be done

          1. Mark, Anything new about the Dunkin Donuts on the Black Horse Pike and Davistown Road?

      2. I thought a proposed Wawa was going on that Inspira plot. Why can’t Deptford get a new WAWA? Since we got stuck with 2 Walmarts, we can’t get a supermarket or a WAWA. It’s a disgrace that we put up with all the inconveniences of retail but have none of the essential markets we all need and use here in Deptford. Our elected officials have totally sold us out to the highest bidder.

        1. Monica…
          I too heard about a Wawa there as a rumor, but nothing has ever been presented to the township and they never took over any land. If Inspira builds a medical facility there, that’s a pretty big win for the town also, in bringing in higher paying jobs.
          I’m not giving the town a free pass on this, but people tend to think the town has more power than they do. They don’t choose the business. They do create zoning and have requirements for projects… but if one business sells a property to another business, that’s not the town’s doing.

        2. People forget that Walmart not adhering to its presented construction plan is why the Clement Oak behind Walmart along Big Timber Creek is now on its way to a slow, inevitable demise. The building is more than 50 closer to the 400+ year old tree than the original plans presented. In addition, the first balloon flight in North America now calls its landing spot the middle of the strip mall parking lot rather than a field on RCA property. Deptford politicians really sold us out on those two.

        3. Wawa recently renovated their Rt. 47 store near I-295. For any new stores, they are only going to allow stores with gasoline sales. If there’s nothing decent that they and Deptford will agree to, they won’t be coming to the area anytime soon. It’s not like you have to go far to get to one though. And many people don’t want one too close to their house, so there’s a lot of plusses and minuses with a Wawa. As for a Supermarket: Walmart is a supermarket. You may not want to think of it that way, but that’s what they are. People want a Shoprite or Acme, but if they’re not finding suitable places to build or open, they’re not going to. And if IGA or some other small supermarket builds in town, people may not be happy either. Be glad you have numerous options just the next town over…in multiple directions!

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