by Jonathan Copsey; The Milton Herald
November 08, 2011
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Fulton County Library Board of Commissioners has decided on five of the seven library locations and has begun the process of designing libraries for them.
The Board met Nov. 2 to chose the sites for the majority of sites that will be built with $275 million in bond referendum monies voters approved in 2008.
The sites of Roswell and Alpharetta are among those settled on. Roswell's will be at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Fouts Road on land donated by the city; Alpharetta's will be incorporated into the new city center concept, paid for with bond money on the ballot.
"We're extremely excited to begin design on these important projects and in taking the next step in bringing new libraries to the communities that need them," said John F. Szabo, Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.
Milton is still awaiting confirmation of where it will have its new library placed.
The five sites chosen were part of the Phase 1 building plan developed by the library system. Roswell and Alpharetta were selected quicker than Milton due to the offers of land by the cities. For any library in Milton, the library board will have to purchase land.
According to Kelly Robinson, public relations director for Atlanta-Fulton County Library System, construction of the new libraries is expected to begin sometime next year, with the new sites opening in late 2013.
Phase 2 includes the renovation of other libraries in the system and will begin once Phase 1 is completed.
For more information and updates on the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Building Program, please visit www.afpls.org – see front page, Building for the Future – Library Building Program.