The materials proposed are used to keep this building complementary to the Town Office Building and Cary Memorial Building. The intent was not to match them exactly, or to try to make it feel old, but rather to make it fit with the aesthetic of the other two buildings. Given that it is a public safety building, we are using state-of-the-art materials to ensure structural resilience above that of other buildings. These materials comply with the Town's Integrated Building and Construction Policy.
The building has been reviewed by the Historic Districts Commission, Select Board, Permanent Buildings Committee, Sustainable Lexington Committee and Design Advisory Committee. We are continually looking for ways to meet the project's needs as the lowest possible cost.