Mixed Use Library Project - Proposed Library Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the comparative monetary cost to proceed with the selected site for a new, multipurpose library vs. the cost to renovate the existing library site in such a way as to accomplish the goals of creating a new library?

  • Is it appropriate for the public library to be offering venues that are now served by private tax paying businesses? Those for example include a food/coffee shop, a wedding site, service site for startup churches.

  • What about concerns with ADA and hearing loops if a new library is built?

  • How much will it cost to furnish the proposed new library?

  • Will the City own or lease the proposed new library?

  • Will the building look like the concept?

  • What is the timeline for this project?

  • Would there be access to the new development by bus?

  • Will there be energy efficient options designed into the building?

  • What is the size difference between the current library and proposed library?