County Executive Steve Schuh and Councilman Chris Trumbauer today announced an agreement on the proposed size of the Annapolis Library expansion at 32,500 square feet at an overall cost of $24.2 million.
“I believe in the importance of a strong and vibrant library system, and this agreement will accomplish that goal,” said Schuh. “This proposal represents a solid compromise between my administration, the Library Board, and our County Council. I thank Councilman Chris Trumbauer for working with me to come to this consensus.”
“The Annapolis library expansion is crucial to our library system’s long term success,” said Councilman Chris Trumbauer. “For me, this was never about a specific size or number of square feet – I just want to make sure we have a modern library that meets the needs of our community. I feel this agreement respects the wishes of Library Board, the patrons of the current Annapolis library, and my constituents as a whole.”
“We are extremely happy with this agreement,” said Library Board President Hall Worthington. “We look forward to building this new library for the people of Annapolis.”
The current Annapolis Library is 20,900 square feet and sits at 1410 West Street in Annapolis.
The County Council will finalize the budget on June 12th.