Duluth approves land for new public library

The Duluth City Council recently agreed to authorize the mayor to execute a warranty deed and owners affidavit transferring four tracts of land totaling 1.78 acres for the construction of a new downtown library. This transfer fulfills requirements on the previously executed Intergovernmental Agreement with Gwinnett County.

Duluth’s new 22,000-square-foot downtown library will be twice the size of the existing Gwinnett library branch on Duluth Park Lane. Under the agreement, Duluth will provide the land while the county will provide elevations and consult with the city regarding the design of the library and provide maintenance of the property. The agreement also requires the county to complete construction within five years from the time the land is turned over by Duluth. Entrances are planned from Main Street, Hardy Street and South Peachtree Street until the Davenport Road extension is complete.

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