Community meeting for the new Webber Park Library

Library Planning

The new Webber Park Library design team is eager to share the preliminary ideas that they have been developing this fall with the Northside community. The next community meeting for the New Webber Park Library will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Webber Community Center, located at 4400 Dupont Avenue N. Hennepin County staff and the project architects will review proposed library site plans and discuss early plan diagrams.

Site Preparation and Deconstruction

Preparation of the site for the future Webber Park Library began earlier this fall. Site fencing was installed and soil sampling and analysis is underway. Deconstruction of the residential buildings began in early October and is expected to be complete in November. The deconstruction process is carefully coordinated to ensure materials are salvaged for reuse, recycling, or re-purposing where possible.

RFI for Commercial Development

Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority released a Request for Interest to sell the surplus property located just south of the new library, located at 4414 Humboldt Avenue North. The County is seeking a party that proposes to remodel or redevelop the property in a manner that is complementary with the library and the community. Responses to the Request for Interest are due on November 21, 2014. Respondents are invited to display information on their responses at the December 6th community meeting. An update on the process will be provided at the community meeting as well.

For additional information on the 4414 Humboldt Avenue North property, please visit the RFI website or contact Thatcher Imboden at (612) 348-4191.

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