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  Newtown Municipal CenterNewtown Municipal Center

General Contractor

D.E.R. Development Company, LLC
750 U.S. Highway 50, Milford, OH 45150

General Description

Location: Newtown, Ohio
Date Bid: Jan 2013 Construction Period: May 2013 to Nov 2013
Total Square Feet: 5,077 Site: 0.3616 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 3,232; second floor, 1,845; total 5,077 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 10’ 9”; second floor, 12’; total, 22’ 9”.
Basic Construction Type: IIB/Adaptive Reuse.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall. Roof: Asphalt shingles, membrane. Floors: Wood. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Architect: Roth Partnership, Inc. - 10816 Millington Court, #112, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Structural Engineer: Advantage Group Engineers, Inc. - 660 Lincoln Avenue, #305, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Motz Engineering - 300 W. Fourth Street, #300, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Exhibit Designer: Cincinnati Museum Center - 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

The Newtown Municipal Center is three new facilities located in one historic building. The back half of the old fire house has been renovated as Village offices and conference space. Newtown Village Council chambers now occupy the former fire truck bay in the front of the building. With the design help of the Cincinnati Museum Center and a grant from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, the Municipal Center houses a new American Indian Education Center which surrounds Council chambers.

The Education Center incorporates museum displays which chronicle the rich history of the Prehistoric Native Americans who lived in the Little Miami River Valley prior to the settlement of Newtown. The space was designed to accommodate group lectures and multimedia presentations as well, and is open for touring school groups and the general public.

The original stone engraving over the door on the front of the building has been highlighted to commemorate the Baptist Church congregation that originally built and occupied the building. Now in its third life, the building was designed with an open ceiling in the former sanctuary/fire-truck bay. This reveals the rugged craftsmanship of the Church’s hand-hewn trusses. The wood support for the former steeple is also now visible above the new vestibule.

Energy efficiency was considered wherever practical. The Municipal Center is now insulated to meet today’s standards. LED light fixtures have been installed throughout the building, using less energy and generating less heat, thereby reducing air-conditioning costs. In addition, high efficiency glass shields the Museum exhibits from ultra-violet rays while maximizing daylight.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Oldcastle, Pinehall Brick
Roofing: CertainTeed, GAF
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Interior: Algoma, Sherwin Williams, Corian, Formica
Flooring: Parterre, J & J Industries, Johnsonite
Lighting: Intense, Kim, Hubbell, Birchwood, ANP, Dual Lite, GE

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