Monday, May 18, 2009
Madison Central Library committee recommends stand-alone building
A Madison Public Central Library committee recommended a six-story, stand-alone library over a proposal for a mixed-used development, in part because the former proposal would offer more seamless public service while the new library is under construction. In addition, the committee felt public sentiment was more inclined toward a "significant, stand-alone civic structure," even though branches have been succcessfully developed as mixed use projects. The Capital Times also reports that while the mayor is supportive, the council will need to discuss the project as it takes up its capital budget - and that's been the stumbling block for prior proposals.