Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Left: Boxed items await unpacking inside the new municipal building on the Iron Works property. Administrative personnel opened for business in their new offices Wednesday. Left: Boxed items await unpacking inside the new municipal building on the Iron Works property. Administrative personnel opened for business in their new offices Wednesday.
PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILAbove: East End Fire Station firefighters empty out their old quarters Saturday. Firetrucks moved to the new fire house Monday night. PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILAbove: East End Fire Station firefighters empty out their old quarters Saturday. Firetrucks moved to the new fire house Monday night.
Rookies do the heavy lifting at 211, the Southwark station. “We found stuff we haven’t seen in decades,” Deputy Chief Darryl Paul said. Rookies do the heavy lifting at 211, the Southwark station. “We found stuff we haven’t seen in decades,” Deputy Chief Darryl Paul said.
Southwark Engine House 211 firefighters pack up gear Saturday for the move to the new municipal complex. The Catasauqua Fire Department has been waiting decades for a much-needed new emergency services facility. Southwark Engine House 211 firefighters pack up gear Saturday for the move to the new municipal complex. The Catasauqua Fire Department has been waiting decades for a much-needed new emergency services facility.

Catasauqua complex moves to new home

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by Linda Wojciechowski lwojciechowski@tnonline.com in Local News

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.