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Posted on: October 4, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Municipal Center expansion studied

An expert assessment conducted regarding the Cranberry Township Municipal Center’s suitability for use over the next 20 years, considered a series of possible approaches to upgrading the facility which had initially been built as a foundry in the 1940s. With its steadily growing volume of traffic – currently averaging 25,000 people a month and nearly 3,000 vehicles in and out each weekday – the study examined opportunities to improve the building’s structural integrity, efficiency, and site expansion opportunities. Five options, ranging from simply replacing its roof and HVAC through to adding significant amounts of new interior and parking space, were compared to the option of building an entirely new facility from scratch. In a presentation to Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors on October 3, Assistant Township Manager Duane McKee explained that the staff recommended a $4.7 million option which would include, in addition to the roof and HVAC replacements, a renovation of the Center’s library and Parks & Recreation spaces. A motion to award $135,000 to architects Ross Schonder Sterzinger Cupchck PC, for design and construction management of the preferred option was introduced and approved. For more information, contact Duane McKee at duane.mckee@cranberrytownship.org.

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