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Downers Grove Library Moves Forward With Renovation Project

The renovations are meant to provide for more study spaces, upgraded technology, improved Wi-Fi and a cafe space where food and drink can be consumed, according to the library's website.

Floor plans for renovation project on the first floor of the Downers Grove Public Library. Credit: Downers Grove Public Library website
Floor plans for renovation project on the first floor of the Downers Grove Public Library. Credit: Downers Grove Public Library website
A renovation project is expected to get underway in April as the library's board of trustees recently gave the green light for 10 different contractors "to start work on varying aspects of the $2.4 million project," according to the Chicago Tribune. 

The renovation project is expected to finish up in September, according to the article. 
The renovations are meant to provide for more study spaces, upgraded technology, improved Wi-Fi and a cafe space where food and drink can be consumed, according to the library's website. 

The Downers Grove Public Library opened a second round of sealed competitive bids on its renovation project on Feb. 21, according to the library's website. Construction Management firm Shales McNutt reviewed the apparent low bids with the Board at a special meeting on March 5. 

Based on the recommendation, the Board approved Shales McNutt to provide a Notice to Proceed to the following contractors, advancing the project into the construction phase:

Carpentry/General Trades: Hargrave Builders - $253,400
Custom/Manuf. Millwork: JC Harris - $164,136
Glass/Glazing: 3F Corporation - $33,600
Drywall/Acoustical Ceilings: Heitkotter - $221,855
Flooring: Yonan Carpet One - $375,000
Painting: Oosterbaan & Sons - $79,980
Sprinkler Systems: Automatic Fire - $32,106
Plumbing: Jensen's Plumbing & Heating - $36,900
HVAC: Mechanical Concepts - $154,000
Electrical: Fitzgerald's Electric - $370,200

Read more on the Chicago Tribune. Visit the Downers Grove Public Library website for more information. 

J. Geoff Rove March 12, 2014 at 06:55 PM
Is this the same township whose precinct captains/ assessor refuses to set home values at the actual sales prices of surrounding homes ??

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