D.E.R. Development Company, LLC
750 U.S. Highway 50, Milford, OH 45150
Location: Newtown, Ohio
Date Bid: Jan 2013 Construction Period: May 2013 to Nov
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,
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.
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
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.
Building Envelope: Oldcastle, Pinehall Brick
Roofing: CertainTeed, GAF
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle
Interior: Algoma, Sherwin Williams, Corian, Formica
Flooring: Parterre, J & J Industries, Johnsonite
Lighting: Intense, Kim, Hubbell, Birchwood, ANP, Dual Lite, GE