Plans to expand Allen Public Library are moving forward. City Council approved a $949,297 contract with Hidell and Associates Architects to develop schematic and detailed designs and prepare construction documents.
Allen Public Library received more than 2,000 responses to public surveys during the first phase on the project. Architects used that feedback, as well as input from the project steering committee, Library staff focus groups, tours of local libraries and other evaluations, in conceptual designs.
The final design is expected to be completed in Spring 2023. At that time, construction bids will be solicited and negotiated before a final construction contract is submitted to City Council for consideration. If approved, construction is expected to begin in Fall 2023 with a preliminary estimate of 15 months for completion.