Our building project team has put together a broad timeline, with room for flexibility, that we are excited to share as planning for our new building moves forward! Village Planning and Zoning: Summer 2020 – Late Fall 2020 Design: Summer 2020 – Early Spring 2021 Bidding: Spring 2021 Construction Begin: Summer 2021 Construction Completion: Late Fall … More Estimated Timeline for 401 South Main Building Project
During the Monday, June, 8, 2020 Helen Plum Library Board of Trustees meeting, the Board members voted 6-1 to ratify and approve a contract for the purchase of the 401 S. Main St. property (former Mr. Z’s Supermarket) as the location for the new Library building. In addition, the Board unanimously approved the purchases of … More June 8 Statement on Property Purchase from Board President Jason Brandt
From the Board President Jason Brandt: The Helen Plum Library continues to firmly believe that building a new library at its current location, adjacent to Lilacia Park, benefits the Park, the Library and the Lombard downtown area, and honors Col. Plum’s original vision of his donation to Lombard. The Library Board also recognizes that it … More November 4 Communication with Park District and Board President Statement
A meeting with Village of Lombard staff and Helen Plum Library staff, board members, and consultants took place on Monday, September 23, 2019. Discussion at that meeting was based on the below letter and conceptual Library sites that Village Manager Scott Neihaus sent to Director Barb Kruser. Also provided is the response from the Library … More September Communications with Village of Lombard officials
Statement from Jason Brandt, Library Board President“We are disappointed that the Park Board is unwilling to continue discussions about our proposal to build a new library at Lombard Common. The alternative locations they have suggested, which we have thoroughly and diligently explored, are all not viable for distinct reasons. Please see the documentation below from … More Additional Correspondence with Park District
On May 23, 2019, the Library responded to the Park District’s offer of a land swap for our current building and lands to a location in Lombard Common park. The attached documents detail the exchange between the Library attorney and the Park District attorney.
In my recent update in the Helen Plum Library Gazette, the Lombard Park District has requested I correct a statement made in the update. In my description of the proposal from the Park District it stated it contained a “zero-setback along Maple Street.” A proper description would have been “inadequate setback along Maple Street.” The … More Update from Board President
In an effort to provide as much transparency as possible regarding the ongoing discussions between the Lombard Park District and the Helen Plum Library, the following are links to the most recent correspondence regarding the new building project. Response to Park District from Library Board President (PDF) Response to Library from Park District (PDF)