DC Library continues Southside mobbing; ground broken at Washington Highlands Library
Thanks deservedly goes to to Mayor Tony Williams. Neither Fenty nor Gray can take credit for what began planning for way back in 2004.
Syndicate has yet to seek comment from DC Library Renaissance Project / District Dynamos.
According to DCPL…
The new library will open in Summer 2011 and will include: space for 80,000 books, CDs, DVDs and other library materials; 32 public-access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access; a large meeting room for up to 100 people and two conference rooms for up to 14 people. Like all other library buildings under construction, a LEED Silver Certification is expected.
“This new library will feature both an inspiring design and critical city services,” says Ginnie Cooper. “Youth looking for additional educational resources, adults applying for jobs online and community groups looking for meeting space will all have their needs met here.”
The new library was designed by award-winning architecture team Adjaye & Associates and Weincek Associates. Coakley Williams, Inc will partner with Blue Skye Development, LLC to build the new Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library under the Library’s Mentor-Protege program. Developed with the DC Department of Local Small Business Development, the program partners small certified local businesses with larger businesses to create more opportunities for smaller firms to work on government contracts.
During construction, library services will be provided at the interim library located at 4037 S Capitol St., SW.