Demolition of the Walker Library in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood was approved this week by the Hennepin County Board, as plans advance to replace the old underground library with a more modern facility.
But it won’t get started until next year, so you don’t have to rush in to return those videos.
The library, at 2880 Hennepin Ave. S., was in dire need of updating and repairs, and the decision was made to replace it at an overall cost of $12 million.
The county says the new library “will include a 15,000-square-foot single-program level with a two-story visual appearance, 24-space underground parking area for library customers, street-level building entrance, sustainable design methods and materials, more public computers and additional bicycle parking.”
Officials are still working on an overview of the new design, so demolition might not start until next fall, and the current building will stay open at least into the spring.
Scheduled opening date for the new library is spring 2014.