South Parkersburg Library Closer to Construction

By: Abbie Schrader Email
By: Abbie Schrader Email

The new South Parkersburg library is now another step closer to starting construction.

At Tuesday evening's city council meeting members voted unanimously to approve a 50 year lease to the Parkersburg and Wood County Library for the property on Blizzard Drive where the new South Parkersburg library will be built.

And now that the lease for the land is approved the library just needs to complete some finishing touches before construction begins this summer.

"We're actually having a meeting with the architects on Thursday to do the final costs, run through the designs and using that we'll go through the construction bids and bidding that out probably during the month of July," says Brian Raitz, library director.

The project is expected to take about ten months to complete.

The new facility is set to open sometime next summer.

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