Internationally acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye will lead a public discussion regarding the Winter Park Public Library & Events Center Project Tuesday, June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W.
The first real step in the design and construction of the new library-events center and parking began last week when the Winter Park City Commission unanimously approved an agreement with internationally renowned Sir David Adjaye as the design architect and Orlando's HuntonBrady Architects as the architects of record for the project to be built on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
Thoughts from Library Community Relations Director Mary Gail Dufresne Coffee
Today marks the first anniversary of the successful passage of the bond referendum that will provide the necessary funding for the new library-events center. What a year it’s been. It just wasn’t the year we thought we would have.
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Calling all history buffs! Have you ever wanted to dig deeper into some aspect of local history? Now is your chance to apply for the Rhea Marsh and Dorothy Lockhart Smith Winter Park History Research Grant, which provides $3,000 to fund scholarly research about Winter Park history. Applications are being accepted until February 28, 2017.
The Winter Park Public Library is proud to announce that more than $1 million has been committed to build the new library. The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and dozens of individual donors have pledged funds to the project even before the formal fundraising effort has been launched.
As you may have heard by now, the Winter Park Public Library and the City of Winter Park received some very good news last week. The Board and Staff of the Winter Park Public Library are pleased that Judge Schreiber’s final judgment validates the City’s authority to issue the bonds and to build the new library, event center and parking at the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Last Thursday, October 20, we spent a long afternoon in a crowded courtroom as Judge Schriber of the Ninth Circuit Court heard evidence about the circumstances surrounding the bonds residents approved by referendum on March 15.
Today is a BIG day in terms of moving forward with the new library-events center. At 3:30 p.m. at the Orange County Courthouse, Judge Schriber of the Ninth Circuit Couty will hear the bond validation suit and review all of the facts of the case. A full validation gives purchasers of the bonds Winter Parkers approved last spring assurance that the marketability or value of the bonds won’t be affected by outstanding questions or issues. An added benefit is that it will give the bonds the best possible rating and keep the interest rate low.
We continue to monitor the situation but it is evident that we will experience severe weather.