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Library Development

Milwaukee Public Library is replacing four branches with new library facilities that will be part of mixed-use projects and completely rebuilding one standalone branch from the inside out. The new facilities will help the city continue to improve library service and save ongoing operating costs, while anchoring catalytic community development projects for each of the neighborhoods and business districts in which the projects are located.

Mayor Tom Barrett, the Common Council and the Library Board of Trustees have dedicated $22.5 million to the redevelopment project. Read more about the project in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's article.

The libraries to be replaced are:

Mill Road/
Good Hope Project

The Good Hope Branch located at 7715 West Good Hope Road on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side opened on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

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Martin Luther King

Developers plan to build a catalytic mixed-use apartment project to replace the current building. MPL has hired the architectural firm Moody Nolan to design the library.

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Forest Home/
Mitchell Street Branch

The Mitchell Street Branch opened on Saturday, October 17, 2017, replacing the former Forest Home Branch.

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