Residents give input for library expansion

Posted: October 3, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE The old City Hospital building stands March 16 south of the Fayetteville Public Library.

One woman wanted a dance floor inside the library, a man wanted outdoor gardens to use plants native to Arkansas. Residents got their first chance Monday to give input on the function and developing design of the public library's expansion project.

Moving forward

Library officials are taking the next steps to begin putting together a design for the library expansion, architects and staff said Monday. The project can move ahead because a court battle over the property ended in March. The library was able to buy the old City Hospital land — 4 acres just to the south of the library — for $2 million from Washington Regional Medical Center.

Source: Staff report

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