Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Consultants Recommend 3 Sites for New Downtown Appleton Public Library

Appleton library consultant recommends 3 sites for new downtown home. Appleton Post-Crescent, 3/18/2014)

The top 3 sites of the 12 considered:
  1. A swath of land south of the Soldier Square parking ramp near the riverfront scored highest in the study. The site has three variations including land occupied by Trinity Lutheran Church, the University of Wisconsin Health clinic and Fox Banquets & Rivertyme Catering.
  2. .....block occupied by Post-Crescent Media, 222 Building LLC’s parking lot, Hoersch Home Appliance and a vacant commercial plot.
  3. Current library location.

City of Appleton capital improvement budget has
2015:  $1,500,000 for site preparation and $16 million in
2016-17:   $16,000,000 for construction of a new 120,688-square-foot library.

Related posts:
Appleton Public Library hires Godfrey's Associates to gather data and public input on future of library.  (8/19/2012)
Appleton Public Library Colleen Rortvedt interviews on Post-Crescent's newsmakers.  (4/19/2012)
Community conversations bbout the Appleton Public Library.  (4/18/2012)
"Quirky" Geenan favors new Appleton library over downtown exhibition center.  (2/14/2012)
Post-Crescent editorial board agrees with decision to wait on library building project.  (7/18/2011)
Appleton Public Library Director Colleen Rortvedt provides context to Post-Crescent article on library expansion.  (7/7/2011)
New library placed on indefinite hold.  (7/6/2011)
On the need for a new library.  (2/4/2011)
Director responds to 'frequently observed misconceptions'. (12/4/2009)
Readers weigh in on new library. (11/9/2009)
Mayor provides his perspective on library planning process.  (10/7/2009)
Post-Crescent supports next step in library facilities planning process.  (10/6/2009)
Financing options for Appleton's library project.  (10/6/2009)
Potential sites for new library under discussion.  (10/4/2009)
Membership of capital facilities committee for library project approved.  (8/7/2009)
Terry Dawson's discusses Appleton library building project.  (7/16/2009)
Library building project update.  (6/18/2009)
Appleton's library planning escapes budget cuts.  (11/13/2008)
Post-Crescent endorses library design study.  (11/11/2008)
Study:  New library should be built downtown.  (7/10/2008)

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