City council to vote on new Wichita library

Delano district mock-up
Delano district mock-up

WICHITA, Kansas – A plan to build a new downtown Wichita library will go before the Wichita City Council on Tuesday.

The plan has been several years in the making, and the cost of the new library is estimated to be $30 million.

The city purchased land to build the library at Second and McLean in downtown Wichita, but the land has been sitting idle as city and library leaders work to decide the most cost efficient way to upgrade the current library.

Plans for the new library call for tripling the amount of public computers. The new design is expected to be done by November, and if approved, construction would begin in the spring of 2016.


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