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Library Renovation Project Update

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System continues to make progress on the Library Building Program and has begun Phase II of the plan and the renovation of 23 library branches, as well as, the system's downtown Atlanta Headquarters, Central Library. The renovation project is expected to take place through late 2020.  

Below is a list of each of the libraries being renovated, broken down into groups. The groups were created to streamline the process and in no way indicate an order of how the libraries will be renovated. The groups below may run concurrently, once construction begins, depending on the needs of the library system and the communities each library serves. 

Group 1

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract was awarded to Hogan Construction.
  • Public meetings were held for each of the seven branches in Group 1.
  • The design team has completed the preliminary designs for seven libraries in group 1. 
  • Public meetings to share designs with residents are now complete. Click the name of each project below to view tentative plans for renovation.
  • Construction team has set tentative closing and reopening dates for each of the seven branches.  Please note all closing dates are subject to change. 

Construction Update for Libraries in Group 1 (as of April 13, 2018):
**All dates are tentative and subject to change.**

 Sandy Springs Library Construction

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • Early August - Close Sandy Springs LIbrary
  • Late February 2019 - Re-open Sandy Springs Library

Dogwood Library Construction  

  • Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • Late August - Close Dogwood Library
  • Late November (2018): Re-open Dogwood Library

Southwest Library Construction

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • Early August - Close Southwest Library
  • Late February 2019 - Re-open Southwest Library

Roswell Library Construction

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • Late August 2018 - Close Roswell Library
  • Late February 2019 - Re-open Roswell Library

Kirkwood Library Construction

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • Early August - Close Kirkwood LIbrary
  • Late November (2018): Re-open Kirkwood Library

Washington Park Library Constructio

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • Early August - Close Washington Park LIbrary
  • Late November (2018): Re-open Washington Park Library

West End Library Construction 

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • Late August - Close West End Library
  • Late November (2018): Re-open West End Library

Next Steps: 

Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1 has begun. See above listing for specific closing and re-opening dates for each library. To view plans for each of the libraries in Group 1, click the Library Project Name above.  

Group 2

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract has been awarded to Evergreen.
  • Group 2 is in the initial design phase.
  • Public meetings are being scheduled for March/April 2018.
  • Renovations are expected to begin in 2018.

Libraries included in Group 2 (click here for community input meeting dates):

Next Steps: 

Public meetings will be held for the Group 2 libraries in March/April 2018 to gather community input and recommendations for the Design/Build team. 

Group 3

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • RFP for Group 3 is currently out for bid.
  • New bids are due February 26, 2018.
  • Renovations are expected to begin in 2019.

Libraries included in Group 3:

  • Adams Park
  • Adamsville-Collier Heights
  • Cleveland Avenue
  • Ponce de Leon
  • College Park
  • East Atlanta

 Group 4

 Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract has been awarded to BuildSmart/Tebarco.
  • Initial Design Phase of the project has begun.
  • Renovations are expected to being in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Community input gathering meetings were held at each branch in Group 4 to solicit input from residents and library users.  
  • A second round of public meetings were held in March/April 2018 to reveal design plans to the community by the Design/Build team. 

Libraries included in Group 4:

Next Steps: 

Public meetings have been held in order to gather input.  A second round of public meetings are currently in progress, in order to share designs with the public and gain further community feedback before moving forward with construction. 

Independent Renovations

 Hapeville Library

  • Renovated independently, no other branches involved.
  • A contract has been awarded to Albion.
  • Public Meeting for community input, took place on February 26, 2018. Click here for flyer. 

Central Library/System Headquarters

  • Renovated independently, no other branches involved.
  • A contract for design and bridging documents has been awarded to Cooper Carry.
  • Design phase is near completion. 
  • Renovations are expected to begin in the fall of 2018.
  • Public Meetings were held with residents, patrons and stakeholders (October 2017-January 2018). 
  • Survey was completed for Library patrons and employees, prior to project design phase. 
  •  Business Roundtable held with downtown business community.
  • 2nd Community Meeting was held Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Click here for flyer.
  • Proposed design plans were unveiled to the community during public meeting.  Click here to view plans.

Next Steps:  

  • Continue gathering community input on design plans
  • Release Construction RFP to public

 

Remodel Projects (leased facilities):

  • Peachtree Library
    • Remodeled internally
    • No timeline established as of 8/1/17
  • MLK Library
    • Remodeled internally
    • No timeline established as of 8/1/17