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Commissioners Approve Additional Roswell Library Renovations | Print |

At its September 19, 2018 recess meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted to make more adjustments to the ongoing renovations to the Fulton County library branch at 115 Norcross Street, Roswell, Georgia 30075. The Board approved an option that would remove and replace the building’s main roof along Norcross Street and raise the roof’s height as a new vestibule and entry doors would be constructed on that side.

“Roswell community leaders have made clear that they believe renovations to their library, which rests in the historic district, could transform the building into a welcoming community center and enhance the entire downtown area,” says Fulton County District 1 Commissioner Liz Hausmann.   “I’m pleased the Fulton County Commission seized this opportunity to work with municipal leaders to ensure the library reaches its full potential in serving the community for many years to come.”

“The library building program is giving communities an opportunity to rethink the possibilities for facilities that are not just libraries, but important parts of their communities,” says Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts.   “This vote proves we will consider the needs and desires of each of the communities served by our neighborhood libraries.”

The Board of Commissioners approved a design option for the facility that was developed after consultation with the Roswell Historic Preservation Committee.   The original design included an entrance from Norcross Street with a concrete sidewalk, covered porch seating on each side of the entrance, new landscaping, state of the art computer system, as well as modification and engineering of HVAC, electrical, and fire safety systems. This latest board decision also adds a new architectural roof structure.

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