Monday, February 22, 2010

ULTIMATE IMPORTANCE: Special Meeting of the Chicago Public Library Facilities Commitee on the New Whitney Young Branch in Chatham



Update: The Facilities Committee, Board of Directors, of the Chicago Public Library will be holding a Special Meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Harold Washington Main Branch, 400 South State Street on the 10Th Floor at beginning at 10:30 A.M. to discuss the land acquisition for the proposed new construction of the Whitney Young Branch at 7901 South King Drive in Chatham. Due to be a 2-story facility like that of the Bucktown-Wicker Park branch, we strongly urge all of our members, residents, and viewers to attend to express their input into their new intellectual and academic facility for the community. The first part of the meeting will be open to the public, then the committee will meet in executive session. BE THERE!!!

6 comments:

worlee said...

What is your source that the CPL is going to build a 2 story building? The board of directors stated that there are no plans to do so.

Chatham/Avalon Park Community Council said...

Where is your source that the Board said it was 1-story?

worlee said...

Apparently you didn't go to the meeting.

JP Paulus said...

Ald. Lyle said it would be 2 story in a community meeting, but Mary Dempsey , the ocmmissioner, said it would NOT.

i will post on The Sixth Ward blog later today

Chatham/Avalon Park Community Council said...

It is to our understanding that Alderwoman Lyle assured us that the laundimat issue of environmental contamination was the leading cause to seek a 2-story structure for the new library, Mary Dempsey's views notwithstanding.

JP Paulus said...

You are correct that Ald. Lyle mentioned this in Nov. or Dec.

However, Mary Demspey is the head of the library system, and this was the latest facilities meeting, and I asked her that question at the meeting this Tuesday. Were you not there?