The Liberty Township Board of Trustees are excited to announce that the new Administration and Police Substation facility is complete at 5021 Winners Circle Drive along State Route 747 between Princeton and Millikin Roads. The new 15,000-square-foot facility opened on July 9, 2020. The new facility houses the Township Administration team, which includes personnel in planning and zoning, finance, economic development, marketing and administration. It also includes the Township’s public meeting space where all public meetings of the Board of Trustees and zoning boards will meet. It’s also the official Liberty Township Police Substation so the Butler County Sheriff’s Office deputies will operate out of the new facility. The Administration and Police Substation had been under construction since April 2019. The $4.8 million project was led by Conger Construction and MSA.
“It’s an exciting milestone given the years of planning and due diligence. Our team is looking forward to the new building, which was designed specifically for our office functions and needs. It also provides a centralized and more visible location to serve the community,” said Kristen Bitonte, Township Administrator.
The planning began in 2008 with a Township-wide facilities master plan. It was the first step in planning the future administration building as well as other Township facilities. Several sites around the community were identified and due diligence was performed. In 2016, the master plan was updated to finalize the location of the administration building, and the Board of Trustees selected the SR 747 site in 2018. Its central location and easy access combined with lower site costs elevated it above the other options.
“It’s going to be a great facility to serve our residents, businesses and visitors for years to come. It will take on the life of our community and that’s exciting,” said Christine Matacic, President, Liberty Township Trustees.
The new buildings’ pitched roof, deep eave and decorative perimeter brackets are a historical nod to the old Hughes Railroad Station, the site along Princeton Road where the Township’s administration functions were housed for 20 years (1995-2015). Most recently, the Township has leased office space off of Cincinnati-Dayton Road.