October 1, 2022
Fire Station #7
2350 S Barnett Shoals Road
Athens, GA 30605
SPLOST 2020 Project 25 Eastside Library Public Engagement
Saturday, October 1, 2022
One of three Public Engagement Sessions
The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) invites residents to provide input on site selection criteria and other elements of a new public library branch on the east side of the community.
Site selection criteria provides a series of guidelines for evaluating potential sites for the library. The criteria may include characteristics such as acreage, connection to utilities, Transit access, public ownership, and other factors.
Public input will also be accepted through an online survey linked above through October 7.
Approximately $14.4 million has been designated for the East Side Public Library through SPLOST funds. This funding includes design, construction, public art, books, land acquisition, permitting, and furniture and equipment among other items.
The public will also have the opportunity to suggest potential sites for the library during the site selection process. After public feedback on site selection criteria ends, staff will present recommended site selection criteria to the project user group and the Mayor and Commission later this fall in order to begin evaluating sites that meet the criteria.
Additional public input opportunities are planned as the project moves through additional phases for site selection and design.