Just as the Petersburg Pilot headline read this week, there is indeed “new hope for the library project”. During a great visit with the Chris Kowalczewski from the Foraker Group we were able to understand some of the flaws with the library-museum project and make sure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes twice.
We need to strike a balance between available funding, construction costs, and ongoing operations and maintenance costs if the project is to succeed. And, with help from the Foraker Group, we’ll be working to strike that balance over the upcoming months. With careful planning and lots of public involvement we hope to come up with a plan for a new library that is realistic and one that the community supports.