A New Chapter for Columbus Northside Library
Columbus City Council
supports "wallbreaking" ceremony to kick-off construction of new
walls to expose thousands of minds to books is what the Columbus
Metropolitan Library (CML) and Columbus City Council hope to achieve with the demolition
and new construction of the Northside Library Branch.
visual “wallbreaking” ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 1, 1423 N.
High St, at 10 a.m. and will include City Councilmembers Michael Stinziano,
Shannon Hardin, Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown, and Mitchell Brown along with
library leaders, city and community officials.
event is free and open to the public.
The Northside Branch was originally completed in 1985. The upcoming demolition
and new construction will more than triple the size of the branch from 7,728
square feet to approximately 25,000, increase parking and offer more room for
programs and services. Turner is the construction manager at risk, NBBJ is the
architect and Pizzuti Companies is the owner’s representative.
Northside Branch project is part of CML’s 10-project aspirational building
program. The new Driving Park Branch opened in July 2014, renovations formally
began on Main Library in February 2015 and the new Whitehall Branch opened to
the public in April 2015. Additionally, CML broke ground on its Parsons and
Northern Lights branch projects in June 2015 and on its new Shepard Branch in
October. Still to come are groundbreakings for CML’s Hilliard, Dublin and
Martin Luther King branch projects, which the library hopes to take place
within the next few years.
Visit columbuslibrary.org for
more information and to track the progress of CML’s ambitious building program.