FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — A new building to house the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office officially opened with the prosecutor and county freeholders cutting the ribbon on July 25.
The new edifice sits between Business Route 33 and Jerseyville Avenue at the intersection with Sapaak Road and Kondrup Way.
“This new building brings all the components of the office under one roof for the first time in our modern history, thanks to the generosity of the Monmouth County freeholders and an attention to detail that makes this building the best of any prosecutor’s office in the state,” Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.
“We must be prepared for the future, and this investment in the prosecutor’s office prepares us for crime-fighting for many years to come,” Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said.
The prosecutor’s office was previously based in the Monmouth County Court House on Court Street, Freehold Borough.
The new four-story, 128,720-square-foot office building features environmentally friendly green technology such as lights that turn themselves off, window technology to keep the building cooler in the summer heat, and an environmental system that regulates the cool air of autumn and spring to filter into the building, allowing the cooler air of the seasons to cut costs and keep everyone inside comfortable, according to a press release.
The building has 114 offices, with almost all of those offices featuring a window view, 242 cubicles for office support staff, a comfortable and friendly environment for victims and witnesses, private interview rooms, conference rooms, as well as comfortable work spaces with coffee stations and break rooms, according to the press release.
Construction continues at the site as a new forensics lab, forensic vehicle examination bays, county-wide evidence vault, processing and holding areas, an operability range and additional meeting space is expected to come online before the end of the year.
“We can’t thank the freeholders enough for their dedication to fund this project, and we need to recognize Sonnenfeld & Trocchia Architects for their imagination to come up with the ideas; APS Construction for their know-how to construct this incredible building; and Torcon for keeping it all organized. Together, your hard work has led us here today,” Gramiccioni said.