Milwaukee Public Library building demolished starting in July 2013, replaced by The Standard at East Library. The building was completed in 1968, and had reached functional obsolescence. As the neighborhood density increased, it became feasible for the library to be replaced by a new facility built by a private developer with a private, tax-paying use above (apartments). This was the second library to be replaced in such fashion, the first being the Villard Square Library.
A temporary library opened at 2430 N. Murray Ave. during the demolition/construction phase in early July 2013. An “I Closed the East Library” event occurred on June 22nd, 2013 with attendees being given an “I Closed the East Library” magnet.
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Alderman Nik Kovac invites you to attend a 3rd District town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd at the East Library (2320 N Cramer Street).Nov 30th, 2015 by Ald. Nik Kovac
Milwaukee Artist’s Concepts Will Activate Space on Cramer and North AvenueFeb 7th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Library
Four Project Finalists Will Present Public Art Concepts for New LibraryJan 31st, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Library
East Library is open today from 10:00 am-6:00 pm.Jan 24th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Library
The Milwaukee Public Library Selects Four Local Artists To Present Plans for Third Public Art InstallationDec 24th, 2013 by Milwaukee Public Library
Local Artists Awarded Two Commissions for Internal Public Art WorksOct 9th, 2013 by Milwaukee Public Library
East Library’s Herman Miller Eames Furnishings to be Auctioned to Fund Public Art at New East Branch
Milwaukee’s Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Will Hold First of Four Auctions Including Furnishings on July 25thJul 19th, 2013 by Milwaukee Public Library
Milwaukee Public Library’s East Library Will Relocate to Temporary Facility This Summer and Hold Public Meeting on Design in April
Library Will Use Temporary Site During Construction of East BranchMar 26th, 2013 by Milwaukee Public Library
Residents are still a little restive about it, but the East Side's buildings are likely to get a little higher, to judge by the results of today's City Plan Commission meeting.May 21st, 2012 by Jeramey Jannene
At the March 27th, 2012 meeting of the Public Works Committee, the committee briefly took up the purchase agreement between the City of Milwaukee and HSI Properties, LLC, which had it been approved, would have been the next step in the city's effort redevelop the East Library site.Mar 28th, 2012 by Dave Reid
Following the model of the Villard Square Library redevelopment, The Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Public Library selected HSI Properties, LLC proposal for a mixed-use building to replace the current East Library. The project took an important step forward yesterday as an associated land sale, and land vacation were recommend for approval at the City Plan Commission meeting.Feb 28th, 2012 by Dave Reid
A public meeting was held at Milwaukee Public Library's East Library last night to present updates and answer questions on East Library redevelopment proposal.Feb 9th, 2012 by Jeramey Jannene
The Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustee’s Building and Development Committee met at the East Library on Wednesday night to hear final proposals from the three respondents to the East Library Redevelopment RFP. Following a closed session for deliberations, the Building and Development Committee voted to move the proposal from HSI Properties forward to the full Library Board.Nov 10th, 2011 by Jeramey Jannene
Wednesday night, Alderman Nik Kovac held a public meeting to allow feedback to be voiced regarding the three proposed alternatives for the redevelopment of the one-story East Library into a mixed-use facility. The meeting was a follow-up to a meeting last November discussing the potential of issuing a request-for-proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the East Library site. Attendees at the meeting were provided with an update on the process and allowed to ask questions about the process and proposals. The predictable East Side public meeting questions were aired, but which, if any, of the proposals will be selected?Sep 15th, 2011 by Jeramey Jannene
Alderman Nik Kovac, whose district includes the East Library on 1910 E. North Avenue, held a public meeting on November 11th to solicit feedback on the proposal of converting the one-story, single-use library into a mixed-use building.The meeting, which was held at the East Library meeting room, attracted a standing-room only crowd, and included representatives from the Library Board (of which Kovac is a member), the Department of City Development, and the Mayor's officeNov 14th, 2010 by Jeramey Jannene
Massive layoffs, extended furloughs, service cuts, significant tax and fee increases all are possibilities in the next year for the City of Milwaukee. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but with the gap in the pension fund, a decline in the assessed value of property in the city, and a likely decline in state shared revenue the fiscal picture for the City of Milwaukee doesn't look so bright. At today's Common Council meeting the debate around a snow and ice fee increase and the furloughing of city employees were brought about by this startling economic outlook for the City of Milwaukee.Jun 16th, 2009 by Dave Reid
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