BOROUGH OF HIGHLANDS
 

NEW MUNICIPAL COMPLEX

COMPLETION DATE: TBD
CONSTRUCTION VALUE: TBD
PROJECT AREA: 25,000 SF

The construction of a new Municipal Complex for the Borough of Highlands was deemed necessary due to damage to its existing facilities caused by Hurricane Sandy. Following an initial FEMA review and site selection evaluation, the Borough hired Settembrino Architects to design a new, multi-level, Borough Hall Building with an approximate 15,000 square foot building footprint. The new site for the structure is inland and above the flood zone, helping to protect it from future storm damage.

The new Highlands Municipal Complex will house several uses including the Police Headquarters, Municipal Court, Administrative Offices and the Borough’s First Aid Facility. Settembrino Architects designed the conceptual site plan, as well as an initial conceptual rendering, with the intent of using the corner of Route 36 and Miller Street as a landmark entrance for the new Complex. The large, open foyer will welcome visitors with a flood of natural daylight from large skylights above. The architecture directly reflects the downtown shore atmosphere of the Highlands.