Friday, September 2, 2011
Site Plan for New Viroqua Library as Part of Complex of 4 Buildings
Library unveils initial site plans. (Vernon County Broadcaster, 8/31/2011)
Excerpt: The McIntosh Memorial Library Task Force released site plans for a new complex that includes a library, senior center, business and civic center and Western Technical College at a public input meeting, Friday.
Approximately 80 people attended the meeting at 1:30 p.m., and an additional 30 made it to the 5:30 p.m. meeting.
The plan includes four buildings connected by a corridor of common space on the block where Western currently sits. Terry Martin of PSA Dewberry, the lead architect for the project, said the site was chosen because the library and Western could share programs and facilities, minimizing the cost of construction. Western also offered to participate in some cost sharing for the project, but that meant the library and college had to be physically connected.
The total project is estimated to cost $8 million. The library portion will be approximately $4.5 million. Each entity will fund its own portion.
Library applies for $750,000 Community Development block grant. (8/25/2011)
Fingers crossed for grant for new library. (6/26/2011)
Library project gets aid from city. (6/7/2010)
New library moves into conceptual design phase. (5/28/2001)
New library cost estimate: $5.7 million. (5/20/2010)
Library building project update. (3/15/2010)
Viroqua's McIntosh Memorial Library Space Needs Study Update. (1/16/2010)
Viroqua's McIntosh Memorial Library Space Needs Task Force. (12/28/2009)
Viroqua's long look at a new library facility. (11/6/2009)