Catasauqua complex moves to new home
After a year of construction, the new Catasauqua Municipal Complex at 90 Bridge St. is ready for occupancy. Home to the Catasauqua Emergency Services and administrative offices, the building on the Iron Works property will open for business Aug. 2.
The administrative offices closed their doors for the last time at 118 Bridge St., after the council workshop meeting Monday.
Borough police and fire departments began moving several days ago.
The building, designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, pays tribute to the industrial heritage of Catasauqua and incorporates materials from some of the buildings on the Iron Works property.
Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder commented on the need for a new facility.
“The new complex will provide an increased level of efficiency and coordination between the departments,” he said. “The most serious needs — providing suitable housing for the fire equipment and apparatus worth several million dollars and offices for our emergency management operations — were the initial driving force for the project.”
Adequate space and facilities for the police department will allow it to update operations, he said.
Also, the administrative offices, council and mayor will now have space to function and work together more efficiently.
A formal dedication of the new building and the Grand Opening Blast are scheduled for Sept. 16.