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Library Development

Milwaukee Public Library is replacing four branches with new library facilities that will be part of mixed-use projects and completely rebuilding one standalone branch from the inside out. The new facilities will help the city continue to improve library service and save ongoing operating costs, while anchoring catalytic community development projects for each of the neighborhoods and business districts in which the projects are located.

Mayor Tom Barrett, the Common Council and the Library Board of Trustees have dedicated $22.5 million to the redevelopment project. Read more about the project in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's article.

The libraries to be replaced are:


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Forest Home/Mitchell Street Project

Forest Home Library will be replaced with a 23,000 square foot library on three levels of an historic 5-story building at 906-910 W. Historic Mitchell Street.

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Mill Road

The Mill Road branch will be relocated to a new mixed-use building at 7717 W. Good Hope Road in 2018.

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Tippecanoe

Reopened in 2015!

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Martin Luther King

The library is soliciting Requests for Proposals for a new Martin Luther King branch. The new building should open in 2018.

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Capitol

Milwaukee Public Library is replacing four branch libraries with new library facilities that will be part of mixed-use projects. The planning for a new Capitol branch will begin in 2017.

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