• Paula Krapf

Plans for new library to be submitted to City of Geneva on Oct. 23

Architects will submit plans for the new library at 210 S. Sixth St. to the City of Geneva on Monday, Oct. 23 to begin the review process. We'll post an update on the 23rd that will include renderings of the proposed library.

We thank the community for participating in the design phase of the new building. The feedback received from three community forums, discussions with the City of Geneva's Historic Preservation Committee, city staff, Library staff, and the Library Board, all played in a role in the final design. Once the plans have been submitted, the project will be scheduled for public hearings before the Historic Preservation Commission, Plan Commission, and Geneva 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 to February 2018: Construction documents, HPC second review, develop drawings and details for bidding and construction, expand building system detail, finalize city engagement process.

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

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

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