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December 1, 2020
Hennepin County has paused its plans to relocate Southdale Library from the current 8-acre parcel on York Avenue in Edina.
Category: Building projects
March 4, 2020
This spring, the City of Edina will review mall developer Simon Properties’ preliminary plans for the site, and schematic design for the new library will begin.
January 31, 2020
Southdale Library lease agreements with the mall developer are continuing.
June 19, 2019
Lease agreement negotiations with the mall developer will proceed, with community meetings to plan for the new library to be held this fall.
May 29, 2019
Information shared at the open houses on May 30 and June 8 will include location details, advantages of a mall location, other mall library examples, and project next steps.
May 14, 2019
Join us at two open houses this spring to learn more about the new Southdale Library site location at Southdale Center.
April 30, 2019
Hennepin County staff are recommending to the Board of Commissioners that the new Southdale Library be constructed at Southdale Center in Edina, with community meetings to be planned later this spring.
February 27, 2019
The new Southdale Library will be rebuilt either on the current site or at a nearby location, with a decision expected this summer.
September 12, 2018
The next community meeting has been postponed as further study of the complex site and project continues.
August 1, 2018
At the next community meeting on September 22, project architects will present new plans incorporating community feedback.
June 13, 2018
Join us for the next community meeting about the new library on Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-noon, at Southdale Library.
May 1, 2018
Share your thoughts about the new Southdale Library on Monday, May 21, 7-9 p.m. or in an online survey.
November 15, 2017
The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee has recommended MSR as the architectural firm for the new Southdale Library.
September 7, 2017
The Southdale Library project architect to be named by the end of 2017, with continued community engagement into 2018.
July 21, 2017
Library staff are currently reviewing input from community meetings held earlier this year and will complete the review and make a recommendation by early fall.
March 3, 2017
Join Library leaders to share your ideas for the new Southdale Library and learn more about the project timeline at Southdale Library, Thursday, March 23, 6-8 p.m.
January 5, 2017
Join the City of Edina at Southdale Library for an interactive workshop on Feb. 9, 7 p.m. to view revised concepts for the Southdale Library site.
November 15, 2016
Join us at Southdale Library tonight, 6-8 p.m. to give your input about redeveloping the 8-acre Southdale Library site. Return on Jan. 12 to hear a summary of the themes from the comment sessions.