Design Review on the New Central Library
Special Called Library Commission Meeting
Come See the Drawings for the New Central Library
Monday, October 1st, 7 p.m.
Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe Street
Join the Austin Public Library for a Special Called Meeting of the Library Commission to view the latest drawings for the New Central Library and to take a virtual tour of the public spaces planned for the redevelopment of the Seaholm District and the Lower Shoal Creek area.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information please call 512-974-7400 or visit library.austintexas.gov
About the New Central Library
More than 500,000 customers utilize the resources at the Faulk Central Library each year. However, the current facility cannot be expanded to accommodate Austin's population growth. In November of 2006 voters approved a bond to construct a new Central Library to replace the 110,000 square foot John Henry Faulk Central Library that was built in 1979. On December 11, 2008 the Austin City Council selected the Joint Venture of Lake | Flato Architects and Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott to design our city's New Central Library. On December 9, 2010, the Austin City Council approved an Architectural Building Program and a funding plan of $120 million for the New Central Library. On October 20, 2011, Council approved the Schematic Design (30% complete design) for Austin's new main library. Now this landmark project for our community has successfully reached the end of the Design Development Phase (60% complete design) of the architectural development process.