the works for the last seven years and has seen multiple changes in scope along the way, will include a new 20,640 SF library along with 7,300 SF of retail space. Above that, the development will include164 market rate units - some condominium and some rental. The plans also call for a new state-of-the-art fire station.
From the developments website:
Our vision is not about individual buildings but rather about a neighborhood. As the West End has welcomed residents, hotel guests, and workers who contribute to more lively streets, the neighborhood is still missing a central focal place where community residents can meet for coffee, gather for meetings, or just simply hang out. For the last decade the physical states of the West End library, police facility, and fire station have been visual drags on revitalization so their redevelopment is a real opportunity for us to create a truly special place that ties the neighborhood together.
This place must be designed and developed with an eye that understands this diverse community and its needs – and goes well beyond just replacing the buildings. As always, we envision designing architecturally-exciting buildings that are the talk of the town. Like the West End community, we want the new library and fire station to stand out, instead of just simply blending in. As a package, the new development will be environmentally-sensitive, high-density, mixed-use/mixed-income buildings that can be embraced by everyone. Our streetscapes will add to the neighborhood’s expanding retail mix and will make the pedestrian experience safer, cleaner, friendlier, and more enjoyable.