Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ramsey County's Roseville Library Renovation to be Completed in July

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Link to January 20 St. Paul Pioneer Press report," Renovated Roseville library to be bigger, better".

Excerpt: Roseville's still-under-construction library — planned to be 70 percent bigger, one story taller and much, much more wired — comes due this July.

It's the third renovation for the site, which was originally built in 1964 and has become the busiest library in the state.

The branch, part of the Ramsey County library system, closed in March for the $18 million renovation.

When completed, the library will occupy 73,000 square feet — 30,000 square feet more than the old space — and be topped by a second floor. It will also meet Gold LEED certification requirements for environmentally friendly and energy-efficient building design.

The greening of the building added $780,600 to the price and a month to the construction timetable, allowing the heating and air conditioning systems to run in the empty building to detoxify it.

A grand-opening celebration is scheduled for July 10, library director Susan Nemitz said.

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