Photo Courtesy, Beyond Words
New aerial photos released this week show some of the progress made on the Fayetteville Public Library’s $49 million expansion project.
The new photos were taken on June 18, according to a post made on Beyond Words: Fayetteville Public Library Expansion Facebook page.
The photos show some concrete and dirt work that’s currently underway, along with the early stages of some structural work on the property.
Once complete, the expansion will add 82,500 square feet of space to the facility, including several amenities. Among them, the project will double the size of the youth services area, add an audio/video recording studio, virtual reality room, photography studio, a simulation lab, a 700-seat multipurpose center, an outdoor courtyard, meeting and collaboration space, and more.
Fayetteville voters in 2016 approved a millage increase that will provide about $26.5 million for the project. The measure passed 59 percent to 41 percent. The library’s 1-mill property tax was then increased to 3.7 mills. 1.2 mills was allocated for construction bonds and 1.5 mills will be used for operating costs. Once the construction bonds are paid off, the tax will be lowered to 2.5 mills.
Last we heard, library officials were hoping to complete the project by sometime in 2020.
For more information about the expansion, visit beyondwordsfpl.org.