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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 mid-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. 

Please note:  All completion dates indicated below ARE NOT the re-opening dates.  Those dates will be announced once the re-opening events have been scheduled. 

Most recent updates were made:  January 2, 2020

Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Central Library | Hapeville | Remodel Projects

Group 1

Construction is now complete and all libraries are now open! 

 Sandy Springs Library Construction - NOW OPEN (7/23/19)

Dogwood Library Construction  -  NOW OPEN (8/12/19) 

Southwest Library Construction  - NOW OPEN (7/2/19)

Roswell Library Construction -  NOW OPEN - 1/3/2020

Kirkwood Library Construction  - NOW OPEN (7/19/19)

Washington Park Library ConstructioNOW OPEN (8/8/19)

West End Library Construction -NOW OPEN (6/26/19)

Group 2

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract has been awarded to Evergreen.
  • Group 2 initial design phase is complete.
  • First round of public meetings were held in March/April 2018.
  • The Design/Build team has completed work on designs for each of the five libraries in Group 2.
  • Renovations are expected to begin in Spring 2019.
  • Public meetings to unveil design plans have been scheduled for February 2019 (see dates below).

Libraries included in Group 2 (upcoming design reveal meeting dates):

  • Ocee Library (2nd and final public meeting will be held February 28, 2019) NOW CLOSED (as of 6/25/19) - Expected Completion March - May 2020
  • Buckhead Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 7, 2019) NOW CLOSED (as of 6/20/19) - Expected Completion March - May 2020
  • Northside Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 19, 2019) NOW CLOSED (as of 6/21/19)- Expected Completion March - May 2020
  • Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 25, 2019) NOW CLOSED (as of 6/24/19) - Expected Completion May - June 2020
  • Mechanicsville Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 4, 2019) NOW CLOSED (as of 7/8/19)- Expected Completion March - May 2020

Please note: expected completion dates do not indicate opening dates.  Opening dates will be announced as they become available. 

Next Steps: 

All libraries in Group 2 are now closed for construction. As construction is completed on each of the five branches listed above, re-opening dates will be annouced here and on our social media pages. 

Group 3

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract has been awarded to the Design/Build team of CT Darnell Construction, 720 designs and CPL Architects.
  •  First round of public meetings were held in September/October 2018.
  •  Design phase of Group 3 libraries is complete.
  •  The Design/Build team has completed work on designs for each of the six libraries in Group 3.
  •  Renovations are expected to begin in 2019.
  •  Public meetings to unveil design plans have been scheduled for February 2019 (see dates below).

Libraries included in Group 3 (upcoming design reveal meeting dates):

  • Adams Park (2nd and final public meeting was held January 14, 2019 ) NOW OPEN! 
  • Adamsville-Collier Heights (2nd and final public meeting was held January 23, 2019) NOW CLOSED as of August 5, 2019 - Expected Completion March - May 2020
  • Cleveland Avenue - (2nd and final public meeting was held January 28, 2019) NOW CLOSED as of June 13, 2019 - Expected Completion March - May 2020
  • Ponce de Leon - (2nd and final public meeting was held February 20, 2019) NOW CLOSED as of November 4, 2019 - Expected Completion May - June 2020
  • College Park - (2nd and final public meeting was held January 22, 2019) - NOW OPEN! 
  • East Atlanta - (2nd and final public meeting was held February 11, 2019) NOW CLOSED as of September 16, 2019 - Expected Completion March - May 2020

Please note: expected completion dates do not indicate opening dates.  Opening dates will be announced as they become available. 

 Next Steps: 

Four of the six libraries in Group 3 are now closed for construction. As construction is completed on each of the five branches listed above, re-opening dates will be annouced here and on our social media pages. 

 

 Group 4

Group 4 is now complete!  Come visit the Fairburn and East Point Libraries and see the beautiful new designs! 

Libraries included in Group 4:

Next Steps: 

Fairburn  and East Point Libraries are now OPEN!   

Independent Renovations

 Hapeville Library

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.
  • Additional Public Meeting held Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Click here for presentation
  • Public Survey on Proposed Changes to building exterior ran April 24 - May 7, 2018 Click here for results
  • Public Comment for this project has closed.  
  • Expected Completion September - November 2020

Next Steps:  

  • Central Library is now CLOSED (as of July 2, 2018) 
  • Expected Completion September - November 2020

 

Please note: expected completion dates do not indicate opening dates.  Opening dates will be announced as they become available. 

 

 

 

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