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The Southdale Library Site at 70th and York Avenue will be redeveloped in the next three to five years. A new regional library will be constructed on the 8-acre site. There is also room for more, such as housing, offices or retail on the unused portions of the property. The Edina Housing and Redevelopment Authority is collecting ideas and suggestions from the community. These ideas will shape a Request for Proposal (RFP) that will be issued to real estate developers. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners will review the proposals and decide a general course of action during summer 2017. 

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Complete the sentence:

I will be attracted to visiting and using the new library and this site if _______________.

4 Responses

Janet Conn over 1 year ago

it has a large book collection (like the current one) and plenty of conference and meeting rooms, and plenty of parking and bike racks.

0 Supports
Joel Stegner, Community volunteer over 1 year ago

If it serves my needs. I find the current library inaccessible and unattractive. A new building would attract me, and it would be important to offer tours, as many don't really know what is available. A community center I would use, both to see exhibits and performance, and also to perform with the Edina Chorale. As for the other options I suggested, while I might not be the target audience, they service community needs. It definitely isn't all about me!

1 Support
Andy Campbell over 1 year ago

If you preserve it as-is. This is such a unique building and it'll be a shame to see it demolished. I'll show myself out.

3 Supports
Jennifer J over 1 year ago

The existing building is restored, the parking lot is improved, and the government building is replaced with a park.

0 Supports