By Joshua Burd
The Union County Improvement Authority has selected DIGroup Architecture to design a new $100 million government complex in Elizabeth, the New Brunswick-based firm announced.
In a news release, DIGroup said it was awarded the design contract for what will be a two-building, 225,000-square-foot project to help consolidate the county’s footprint. The new centralized hub at 61-99 West Grand St. will allow the county to continue efforts to reduce its lease and overhead costs, while providing efficient service delivery for county residents.
DIGroup, one of the area’s largest minority-owned architecture firms, is responsible for the programming and design of the facility. Completion of construction and occupancy is slated for spring 2023.
“This is an extraordinary investment by the county to create a centralized facility, that promotes efficient delivery of essential services to county residents in a welcoming and healthy environment,” DIGroup President Vincent Myers said. “We envision this project as a catalyst for change that symbolizes the enduring bond between government and the people whom they serve.”