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Central Library Renovation: Upcoming Phases

by David Leonard

As Phase 1 work continues, library staff members are engaged with the next phases of design as well as planning for where library services would be temporarily located and operate during future construction.

While it’s possible that the Central Library renovation project could ultimately be funded as  a multi-phase project, the current approach is to complete design for the total remaining scope of the project. The complete design builds on what was covered in the master plan and will include all the remaining elements in one set of design documents. At present, the next stage of approvals is estimated to take place in April 2014.

The City of Boston capital budget process, managed by the City of Boston Property and Construction Management department and the City of Boston Office of Budget Management takes place now through to the City Council approval vote at the end of June 2014.

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