Moorestown Town Hall Construction Will Start by Month's End
Construction crews are expected to install a fence today blocking off the library parking lot, which will remain up throughout construction.
The weather could have been nicer, but still everyone was all smiles at the groundbreaking for Moorestown’s new town hall Friday morning.
Scott Carew pointed out that he was the third township manager to work on the project, which also went through three mayors and two architects to come to fruition—not to mention more than $3 million in planning expenses.
Mayor John Button was excited to finally see construction get underway, more than a year after the original building was demolished and five years after it was damaged by fire.
“It’s a great facility and it’s been conspicuously missing,” he said. “I kind of look at this as the launch of the mothership. This is the pulse of the town.”
Yan Girlya, vice president of Sambe Construction, said fencing would be installed on Monday to block off the library parking lot and most of the recreation center lot. The fence will remain up throughout construction.
Sambe was awarded the contract on the municipal complex for $11.1 million.
The contract gives Sambe 450 days to complete the project. However, the timeline could fluctuate depending on the weather. Girlya said they’ll begin getting the site ready within the next two to three weeks, soon after the county approves the plans.
Glen Walton, president of the library board, also spoke and called the groundbreaking “one of the most exciting days in the library’s life.”
He said Moorestown is known for its top-notch education, its downtown, its community spirit and its “beautiful real estate.
“In a few months, we’re going to have the best of all worlds here,” Walton said.