Week 5 of Phase One! This week, crews worked on shoring up the beams in the ceiling and installing door frames before they can drywall. You can also see the hole that was dug on the Clinton Street side of the building, which will be used as a new staff entrance.
Check out our latest video update with photos from “the other side of the wall” showcasing our Ottawa Street Branch construction. https://youtu.be/MgOguLUXOMg
Our Construction crews are working hard on the Burnham side of the building, clearing away bathrooms and making way for new study rooms and office spaces. Our old Circulation desk is gone and on the second level, they have removed the safety glass which surrounded the original staircase. Next week, they will be cutting into…… Continue reading Construction Updates
Yesterday, our construction crews completed a temporary wall sectioning off the Burnham (Ottawa Street/West) side of the library. On the first floor, they will be clearing out what was the AV room, Joliet Room, Circulation desk, Storytime Room and Youth Services Office to be converted into the new Local History area, Adult computer area, a…… Continue reading Phase 1 Begins
Check out our latest video update with photos from “the other side of the wall” showcasing our Ottawa Street Branch construction. https://youtu.be/_ku_8OMoQok
Beginning Monday, May 3, the Ottawa Street Entrance and lobby will be closed due to construction. Please use the Chicago Street entrance on the east side of the building. The Circulation desk and self checkouts will be near the Chicago Street entrance, right when you walk in.
Construction has begun! Staff will be moving work spaces, as well as our collection to accommodate construction. Construction will begin on the Chicago Street side of the building on the Chicago Street Entrance, as well as a new security office, which will be opened up to the public as one of Project Burnham’s goals.
The bonds will be paid through library reserves and the Rebuild Illinois Community Development Initiative, a capital improvements grant. In the coming weeks, we will continue meeting with our architects and construction management team on design. Construction is expected to start early next year! We extend a heartfelt thank you to both Illinois Senator Pat McGuire, who…… Continue reading Joliet City Council ratifies ordinance for Project Burnham bond sales
After an extensive RFQ process, SMC has been chosen as the construction management company for Project Burnham. SMC has worked on 12 Illinois public library remodeling projects and received glowing reviews. They will soon begin working with Engberg Anderson Architects and library leadership to finish the design. We are hoping to break ground in early…… Continue reading Library Board voted to engage Shales McNutt Construction (SMC) as construction management company for Project Burnham