Town of Stow hosts community forum to discuss renovation of Randall Library
Library Director Tina McAndrew and the Randall Library Building Committee invite residents to a community forum, during which project architects will share three options for renovating and improving the building.
The DesignLAB company, which has experience on projects similar to the Randall Library, has developed three pathways that the construction committee will evaluate taking into account community feedback.
The forum will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. Residents must register in advance in order to access the meeting on Zoom. Residents should click here to pre-register and access Thursday’s meeting.
DesignLAB has three options for renovating the bookcase
Keep the entire existing structure, bring it up to code and add additional functionality.
Built from the 1975 addition and from the existing children’s area which would allow improved functionality.
Tear down the 1975 addition and build a smaller two-story addition in its place. This option would meet the library’s functional goals and would also align with the feedback residents shared in a recent community survey.
In 2019, Town Meeting approved the spending of money for the design of a renovation and expansion. The select committee appointed a construction committee, which was tasked with developing and issuing a request for proposals, and then evaluating the consultants.
DesignLAB will provide further details on the costs associated with its proposals at the community forum.
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This article originally appeared on The Beacon-Villager: Town of Stow will host a forum to discuss the renovation of the Randall Library