January 18, 2022

Maryland Board of Public Works Approves $4.8 Million to Complete Design Plans For Renovation of Central Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library

From AP (via WBAL):

The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved $4.8 million to complete design plans for a major renovation at Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Central Library.

The plans call for preserving the original 1930s architecture while creating a 21st century library experience.


Renovations to the 275,000-square-foot library would be completed in 2018, and it would remain open the entire time, [EPPL CEO Carla] Hayden said.


The total cost for construction is expected to be $73 million. The overall cost of the project is estimated to be $99 million. Most of the money is coming from the state. The city of Baltimore is contributing $6 million.

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