The new location will be built on 2.8 acres of property on the northeast corner of 56th Street and Melner Road (between Post Road and Lee Road), located at the Lawrence Village at the Fort. The building is expected to be approximately 25,000 square feet, with plans to begin construction in August 2021, and to open in early 2023.
The Library is working with Ratio Architects to design and build the new facility, and we are excited to host an online meeting to update the public about our progress, introduce the branch manager, and share the proposed design for the new building!
Below are some expectations already planned for the Fort Benjamin Harrison Branch:
The Fort Ben Branch Library is the last of the current slate of major renovations and new facilities funded from individual bonds approved by the Indianapolis City-County Council totaling over $58 million that are assessed with no increase in the Library’s debt service tax rate since 2014.