Monday, July 17, 2017

CCPL and Charleston County to finally break ground on new Mt. Pleasant branch July 25

Stacks on stacks on stacks

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Map showing the location of the new Mt. Pleasant library.

In March 2014, Charleston County Public Libraries announced a proposal to modernize the library system, which, according to standards set by the S.C. State Library, was below average, and in some categories, in the bottom third of all of South Carolina's library systems.  In November of that year, a referendum was passed to renovate 13 of the CCPL's facilities and to build five new library branches. Construction on the Mt. Pleasant branch, located in the northern area of Mt. Pleasant in the Carolina Park neighborhood, will begin Tues. July 25, with a groundbreaking ceremony held at 10 a.m.

In April 2014 CP wrote that this 40,000 square foot facility will serve "the growing Mt. Pleasant population, which continues to expand north up Highway 17 — way past Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre and the Isle of Palms Connector, which were considered the far reaches of the town just five or six years ago." Architectural firm LS3P presented their design for the Carolina Park branch in January 2017 — view the design here.

To keep up to date with library renos and new construction, visit the CCPL construction page. If you want to learn about designs for West Ashley's new branch, head to a community meeting on Mon. July 24 at Drayton Hall Elementary at 7 p.m. The public meeting will feature a presentation by architects, and a Q&A session with CCPL and county staff.

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