• Paula Krapf

Library Board will review plans for exterior of new library at Sept. 28 meeting

Architects continue to refine exterior plans for the new library at 210 S. Sixth St. and will present design concepts to the Library Board at their Sept. 28 meeting. The board will review colors, materials, and elevation. Architects have taken feedback received from three community forums, discussions with the City of Geneva's Historic Preservation Committee, city staff, Library staff, and the Library Board to develop a final plan they can submit to the appropriate city agencies for review (HPC, Plan Commission, and City Council).

The general timeline for the project is:

  • Fall 2017: Design development - exterior and interior design, site design, furniture design and selection, cost analysis, city preliminary reviews, city commission meetings, historic preservation commission first review

  • Fall 2017-February 2018: Construction documents, HPC second review, develop drawings and details for bidding and construction, expand building system detail, finalize city engagement process

  • February-April 2018: Bidding - permitting, zoning final review, HPC final review, bidding, permitting

  • April 2018-Spring 2019: Contracts, construction, furniture procurement. Projected move-in date mid-year 2019

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