Collingswood plans Feedback Forums for Public Safety Building

After months of planning and several initial meetings with residents, Collingswood officials are hosting two public design feedback forums regarding the public safety building planned for 434 Haddon Ave. The November 7 and December 5 events will present conceptual images of the new facility and invite a dialogue about aesthetics and next steps.

Over the summer, officials have been working with USA Architects to create concepts for Collingswood's new police and fire building. USA used image polling at a June forum to help determine building styles that residents preferred and are working to incorporate "green" building standards and grants where available.

"This new facility is a necessity for providing safety services considering the state of our current police and fire buildings. But it’s equally important that the new facility fits into our community so feedback is a huge part of this project," said Collingswood Mayor James Maley. "We're hoping to show first concepts and really hear what people like and don't like about this new space. Like all our projects, it really needs to match the fabric of town."

Public Safety facility feedback forums will be November 7 and December 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 W Collings Ave.