Attend Southeast Library Modernization Community Meeting

See Concept Designs, Give Feedback

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A man enters the Southeast Library (403 Seventh St. SE). E.O'Gorek/CCN File Photo

Join friends and neighbors for the next meeting about the Southeast Library modernization at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

The design team will present concept designs and gather community feedback. The design process has already begun, and DC Public Library has hired the design/build team of Whiting-Turner Construction/Quinn Evans Architects for the $23 million transformation of the historic building.

The renovation of the Southeast Neighborhood Library (403 Seventh St. SE) is slated to be completed in spring of 2024, DC Public Library (DCPL) Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan said at that meeting. It is unclear how the outbreak of COVID-19 might impact the timeline.

The project timeline as given in community presentations, available at https://www.dclibrary.org/southeastlibraryrenovation

The modernization is one of the longer and more complex projects undertaken by DCPL, he added, noting that there have been more than 20 library improvement projects in the District over the last 11 years.

Southeast Library remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a timeline for reopening has not yet been announced.

The meeting will take place Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. on WebEx. Please use this link to join. If prompted, use password “library2020”.

Learn more about the renovation and see presentations from past meetings by visiting dclibrary.org/southeastrenovation