Ideal Contractors Completes Village Square LibraryPosted by admin on Nov 17, 2011 in The Ideal Blog | 0 comments
The brand new state-of-the art library offers new laptops for check out, an increased in the number of available computers, and 47 newly constructed apartment homes above. Homes are still available for rent at Village Square Branch Library. Already, 15 of the 47 apartments have been filled.
Video courtesy of CBS58.com
A free public celebration on Saturday, October 15th at 9:45am was held to celebrate the opening. The event included a parade of books from the old branch to the new at 9:45 a.m., a ribbon-cutting by Mayor Tom Barrett, music by students from Lincoln Middle School of the Arts and the Larry Moore Jazz Trio, refreshments, giveaways, crafts and more. The apartments were also available for tours and rental applications were accepted.
The building is a new mixed-use development by Gorman & Company and the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation that includes the library and 47 apartment homes targeted to families where grandparents are the primary caregivers. The new Villard Square Library offers 12,770 square feet of space and includes: 50 desktop and laptop computers for users, community meeting and study rooms, children and teen areas, self-checkout stations, and an on-site parking lot for 32 cars. The facility features custom artwork designed especially for the library by City of Milwaukee artists Paul Kjelland and Nicholas Lampert. The new library replaces the aging Villard Avenue branch that first opened in 1968, originally named North Milwaukee Library after the village in which it was situated.
Ideal Contractors of Wisconsin is proud to have been a partner in helping to develop our local community. There now is a great place in Milwaukee for children and teens to go as well as suitable housing for families. For more information on the Village Square Library project, contact Ideal Contractors of Wisconsin.