Libraries, Parks, Rec & Planning: Future of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Council Chamber, Room 500

Hearing Video

The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and how it might be renovated or redesigned to better serve the public. The central library, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has been the subject of two recent assessments. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently issued a report on development strategies for renovating or redeveloping the historically protected building. A follow-up feasibility examination is underway, conducted by The Freelon Group and library consultants June Garcia and Susan Kent, and will conclude prior to this roundtable. More information on the ULI assessment is available at and information on the follow-up work is at Both assessments will be discussed during the roundtable.