The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees voted today to approve the purchase of land at 1422 East Livingston Avenue to construction a new $6 million Driving Park Branch. The old neighborhood library located at 1566 East Livingston Avenue, was built in 1972 and is one of several that the CML is planning to upgrade or rebuilding by the year 2020.
“This new building is one of the most substantive investments in Driving Park in a generation,” said Columbus Metropolitan Library CEO Pat Losinski. “We’re not just building new facilities, we’re meeting our communities’ needs now and in the future with inspiring spaces.”
The modern new 15,000 square foot building, designed by NBBJ, would double the size of the old location. The new and improved branch would provide dedicated space for its Homework Help Center, spaces for teenage library patrons, and larger meeting rooms.
The new Driving Park Branch is scheduled to break ground in 2013 and open in 2014.
More information can be found online at www.columbuslibrary.org/locations/Driving_Park.