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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Building Program Update
November 2014

The Library System is engaged in a $275 million building program, funded by a library bond referendum approved by Fulton County voters in 2008. The project is divided into two phases.

Phase I of the Library Building Program consists of 10 projects, 8 new libraries – Alpharetta, East Roswell, Metropolitan, Milton, Northwest Atlanta, Palmetto, Southeast Atlanta, and Wolf Creek – and 2 expanded libraries – Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and South Fulton – with a total budget of $167 million; these dollars include everything from design and construction to funding for collections.  

Follow Our Progress:
Below are the architectural and engineering teams as well as the sites that have been selected to date:

Alpharetta Library
Alpharetta Branch
Cooper Carry, in association with Vines Architecture; Alpharetta City Center project in the heart of downtown Alpharetta.
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Auburn Avenue Research Library Atrium Section
Auburn Avenue Research Library
JWRA/Freelon, a joint venture comprised of J. W. Robinson & Associates and Freelon Group, Inc. 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

East Roswell Rendering
East Roswell Branch
KHAFRA Engineering Consultants, in association with Holzheimer Bolek Meehan Architects; 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076

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Each library project includes a public art component, through the Fulton County Public Art Program. Click here for more information on the project for the East Roswell Library.


Metropolitan Library
Metropolitan Branch
Smith Dalia Architects in association with Craig Gaulden Davis and Ai3; 1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30310

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Milton Branch
Milton Branch
Stevens & Wilkinson, in association with 720 Design; 855 Mayfield Road, Milton, GA 30009

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Each library project includes a public art component, through the Fulton County Public Art Program. Click here for more information on the art project for the Milton Library.


NW Library Rendering
Northwest Atlanta Branch
Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, in association with The Freelon Group Architects; 2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30318 

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Palmetto Branch
Palmetto Branch
Houser Walker Architecture; 9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto, GA 30268 

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South Fulton
Branch
McAfee3 Architects, in association with Craig Gaulden Davis. 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City, GA 30291

Southeast Atlanta Branch
Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C., in association with Craig Gaulden Davis; 1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta, GA 30315


Wolf Creek Branch
Wolf Creek Branch
Leo A. Daly Co.; 3100 Enon Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

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Each library project includes a public art component, through the Fulton County Public Art Program. Click here for more information on the art project for the Wolf Creek Library.


The program management team Heery/Russell is coordinating this significant building effort.
· Community input will continue to be an integral part of these projects.
· Green building design and sustainability are priorities for these projects; the Library System expects to achieve LEED Silver on all of the Phase I projects. 

Timeline
Design has begun on several of the projects, with construction to begin in late 2013 through 2014, and openings will begin in late 2014 and continue into 2015. Phase II consists of 23 renovated libraries and will begin upon the completion of Phase I.

Individuals and businesses interested in opportunities available with the library projects and other county procurements should contact the Fulton County Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance at 404-612-5800.

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