Franklin Library schematic design approved, project timeline announced

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the schematic design and funding for an interior modification project with building preservation work at Franklin Library.

The renovation will address immediate needs to support continued library operations while a more comprehensive long-term plan is developed. Priorities include ADA accessibility and safety improvements in the restrooms, replacement of furniture and flooring, and improving sight lines in public areas.

The project is currently scheduled to begin in late fall 2019 and cost an estimated $1.7 million. The library will close for approximately 10-11 weeks during construction.

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