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DMR Architect to Convert Child Care Center into Municipal Building in South Toms River

Hasbrouck Heights-based DMR Architects recently completed a plan and cost estimate for South Toms River to relocate its Municipal Offices, Police Department and Municipal Court from its current 7,000 square foot facility to a 10,000 square foot vacant daycare center that would be retrofitted for the borough’s multiple uses.

The proposed project at 19 Double Trouble Road will address the borough’s need for the police to have a separate entry, two holding cells, a processing room and interview room.  It will also house all municipal offices and its council chambers/municipal court. The new location will also provide for a community room and space for the Borough’s Office of Emergency Management.

“This is an exciting project for the Borough which takes our police department out of its current location in the basement which does not adequately meet the Department’s and community needs.  We are converting a vacant building into new municipal space which will carry us well into the future. There is also an opportunity to complete a redevelopment agreement with other parcels in the Borough that may result in this new building being acquired at no cost to the taxpayer. It’s truly a win-win opportunity,” Oscar Cradle, mayor for South Toms River said.

“We’ve done a dozen municipal or public safety buildings, and while there is a common thread that they all need to be upgraded to accommodate for technology and other issues, how we get to the final building is always unique to that town” Lloyd Rosenberg, AIA, president and CEO of DMR Architects, said.


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