Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Cedarburg Library to be Built on Same Site as Current Facility

Cedarburg to raze library, build on same site. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 2/28/2012)

Excerpt: A new public library will be constructed where the existing one stands on N. Hanover Ave., the Common Council has decided. 

After more than 10 years of discussion and consultants' reviews of several possible locations, the council agreed Monday night the library should stay where it's at, though a larger building will take its place. 

Library Director Mary Marquardt said Tuesday that she has started searching for a vacant building in the city to house books and other materials and serve as in interim library for a year. That is the time it will take to demolish the current building and construct a two-story facility with more than double the space, Marquardt said. 

Before the $6.3 million project can get under way, the council will be asked to approve a design contract with architectural consultant Engberg Anderson Inc. and a construction management contract, she said. 

A 25,250-square-foot building will be built on the south end of the current location, as part of the recommendation by Engberg Anderson.

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