Design of the new Silver Spring Library, attracting lovers and loathers alike, is nearing its final design, and the public will have one last chance to influence the outcome when the final of numerous public design meetings takes place tomorrow at 1pm, at 8901 Colesville Rd.
Officials expect work to begin on the site in mid 2010, though library construction will not start until officials have reached agreement on final design for the building, including how to incorporate the Purple Line, station and all, into the site.
Work on the new library, at the corners of Fenton, Wayne and Bonifant Streets in downtown Silver Spring, has been underway for more than a decade, for a site that will incorporate the library and likely a residential building next door.
The 7-story building will be multi-purpose, with an art center, library, and county office building. The building is being designed by Lukmire Partnership, a locally-based leader in library design.