As we developed these concepts with our architects we took into consideration community input we've received about the facility, public safety service needs and functionality, architecture that matches the existing "look" of Collingswood, cost and sustainability.
We've also received feedback that residents want to know more about the impact of parking and traffic flow, site improvements, storm water management - and these are all items that we will work through with the community and our architects. At this point, we still have a lot of issues to address. We will learn and share more as we complete more detailed engineering. For now, we are trying to pin down what "look" the final building will have - that will inform next steps of the design process.
Our fifth meeting on this topic is December 5 at 6:30pm at the Community Center. Our goal is to keep everyone informed as best we can through each phase. At the December 5 meeting we'll show concepts in more detail and give updates - we hope you can attend.
Last week we held a public forum to show the first concepts of the new Police and Fire building that will be at 434 Haddon Avenue. For those that weren't able to make the meeting, I wanted to share these images so we can hear from as many people as possible.