A new municipal complex is being constructed for the residents of Berkeley Heights behind our current location at 29 Park Avenue. A project long in the making and much needed, this new 60,975 +/- square foot, three-level Municipal Complex includes, but is not limited to:
- New Berkeley Heights Public Library (currently in temporary housing on Roosevelt Avenue, by the old Little Flower Church), complete with quiet study rooms, teen area,
- A new police station with sally port (a secure, controlled area through which police officers can bring suspects or other visitors via car), as well as a processing and detention area
- Large multi-purpose room for Library programming and use by our town’s senior citizens
- Senior citizen office
- Office of Emergency Management Office
- Administration offices
- New Township Council chambers and meeting rooms
- New Recreation Center complete with a weight and exercise studio, and rooms for children’s programs
- New parking lot for employees and residents utilizing library, meeting rooms, or otherwise doing business in the complex
- Creation of 35 additional commuter parking spots
- A new 72-two foot diameter salt dome
- Related site and streetscape improvements
Each week, Mast - the municipal complex construction management company - issues construction forecasts and progress updates. They are always posted on the "Municipal Complex" page of our website. We also have started video updates of the construction progress, which are also included on the Municipal Complex page. Please be sure to check them out for all of the latest information on this project.
Watch the Zoom video of the July 21 Township Council meeting here; during this meeting, the heads of our construction and management team gave a detailed overview of progress made to date, work to be done to reach completion, and what our residents are getting in this project.
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