The scenery outside of the library looks different to the south! Don & Sons Excavating demolished 701 N. Harrison St. for the Syracuse Public Library Monday, Dec. 13.
Originally purchased by the library in January 2021, the property presented exciting opportunities for the library and its offerings, which are now being explored through a feasibility study by Arkos Design.
The feasibility study will examine potential improvements to library's building and grounds. By its conclusion, architects with Arkos Design will present the most viable options that will benefit library operations and the local community.
In particular, the Syracuse Public Library wants to provide greater accessibility for patrons and offer needed meeting spaces, including small study rooms.
The process kicked off in November with a design charrette (read more here). This meeting brought Arkos Design architects together with library staff members, board of trustees members, and Friends of the Syracuse Public Library to brainstorm.
Since then, architects have continued to refine potential options.
While the feasibility study process continues, the demolition will save library money on utilities. Stayed tuned for more details about the Syracuse Public Library's future plans.
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