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LEN: City Council Designates Land for New Edgewater Library

From the Lake Effect News:

City Council Designates Land for New Edgewater Library
Edgewater took a giant step closer toward getting a new branch library. The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance designating land for a Chicago Public Library in the Edgewater community during its regular council meeting on Nov. 18.

Passage of the ordinance authorizes the Chicago Public Building Commission, the city agency responsible for managing public construction projects, to begin sales negotiations with a local private owner of a property located at 6014-16 N. Broadway. Construction of the new branch library will not affect or displace neighborhood favorite Patio Beef which sits adjacent to the proposed lot.

Preliminary plans for the new Edgewater Branch library call for a two-story, 17,500-square-foot structure. The project will be designed to achieve “Silver” level certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. The proposed building is one of the PBC’s prototype designs, similar to the new, Wicker Park-Bucktown Branch Library.
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