Today South Toms River police and other municipal workers are beginning operations in their newly renovated, 10,000 square foot Municipal Building, Police Department and Municipal Court, designed by DMR Architects.
DMR’s plans retrofitted a vacant daycare center into a modern building that addressed 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 a municipal court with advanced technology for closed circuit court proceedings and governing body presentations. The new location will also provide for a community room with an interactive smartboard for enforcement training, and space for the Borough’s Office of Emergency Management.
“DMR helped us see that a vacant building was the best solution for our needs, not just today but many years into the future,” Oscar Cradle, Mayor for South Toms River, said. “We were also able to complete a redevelopment agreement with other parcels in the Borough so the new building helps us serve our residents/taxpayers better at no cost to them.”
“Projects like South Toms River are very exciting for us because they allow us to creatively address multiple issues in addition to the need for a new building, and ultimately help the township run more efficiently,” Lloyd Rosenberg, AIA, President and CEO of DMR Architects, said.