The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is opening the cover on plans for a $20M renovation and expansion project.
After a 2017 building evaluation by Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc. revealed a litany of problems with the current library facility, the City of Eau Claire pledged $11.5M from its 2018, 2019, and 2020 budgets to affect the necessary upgrades.
The library is now seeking to maximize the cost and time savings potential of the upcoming renovation to expand the facility, creating a structure that meets the needs of current usage and future growth. The remaining $8.5M needed for the privately-funded expansion will be sought through a capital campaign with pre-campaign committees now underway.
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