Following the feasibility study by Maclay Architects, the town of Moretown decided to continue their efforts to replace offices flooded during tropical storm Irene and move from their temporary town offices. The new building is centrally located in the village, but out of the flood plain. The design includes flood proofing measures to ensure the building’s long-term resilience and durability. It will provide fully accessible offices, a meeting space, and a new vault to store the town’s historic and land records.
Maclay Architect’s documentation and support helped this project secure a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program for $700,000, which significantly offset the project costs. Maclay assisted with presentations at community meetings and the preparation of supporting documents for the grant application.
Additionally, the super-insulated building envelope and high-performance mechanical systems will minimize long-term energy costs to the town. The new building will be net zero ready with the option to be net zero through a Power Purchase Agreement.