The planned Alpharetta Arts Center would occupy a former Fulton County branch library building. HOUSER WALKER ARCHITECTURE

Alpharetta OKs Arts Center construction contract

The Alpharetta City Council has awarded a $3.1 million contract to Macallan Construction to convert a former Fulton County branch library into a community arts center.

Macallan was determined to be the most qualified vendor, as well as having submitted the lowest bid of three finalists, according to a staff report. The council also approved a $250,000 change order for Houser Walker Architecture for additional information technology work.

The architect’s plans for the Alpharetta Arts Center have the interior of the single-story building dominated by a single large “flex space” that can be used as an auditorium, gallery or banquet hall. There also would be a “black box” theater, classrooms and studios for media and ceramics/heavy art.

Fulton donated the library building to the city after opening a new library at 10 Park Plaza, next to City Hall.

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