The Walker Library Community Advisory Committee and the Friends of the Walker Library met with Hennepin County staff and architectural consultants VJAA on March 29 to learn about the progress of the new Walker Library project. VJAA presented interior and exterior images of the library developed during the design development phase.
The closing date for the Walker Library will be late summer/early fall, 2012. Construction will begin in fall 2012 with occupancy projected for 2014.
The city of Minneapolis has approved Hennepin County's application to vacate the alley that borders the western side of the library property. The alley vacation will allow portions of the current library's foundation to be re-used in the new building.
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