BoCC To Discuss Southern Branch Library Location

By Elizabeth Friend Posted September 12, 2013 at 6:00 am

ORANGE COUNTY – County commissioners will hear an update on the search for a site for the Southern Branch Library at a work session Thursday.

County staffers say only three of the seven locations suggested by Carrboro and Orange County officials are suitable for the next phase of evaluation.

These include a site on Brewer Lane in a future mixed-use development, a site on Fidelity Street next to the Westwood Cemetary, and a site on Hillsborough Street near the Martin Luther King Jr.Park.

Commissioners will discuss the next steps in the process, which could include an in-depth analysis of each site. County officials say that could cost up to $15,000 dollars per location.

The board will also review the Orange County Library’s strategic plan and review design plans for constructing a public meeting space in Hillsborough’s historic Whitted Building.

The board meets Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center on Homestead Road.

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