Library supports Wharton Street site

The Okanagan Regional Library board has given its support to the Wharton Street development.

The Okanagan Regional Library board has given its support to the Wharton Street development.

At the board’s meeting on Nov. 14, the board approved a motion to pursue the development site as the location for a new Summerland library branch.

Staff will begin negotiations with the developer.

The proposed development on Wharton Street would replace the existing Summerland library branch.

The first building would include space for a newer, larger library.

The present library branch is 316 square metres, or 45 per cent of the size needed to serve Summerland’s population.

The size the developers are considering for the new branch is around 790 square metres, said Randy Gibson, one of the developers.

Mayor Janice Perrino said the library would be a welcome part of the development.

“We were thrilled to hear this,” she said. “This will be a place that is vibrant, strong and healthy for our downtown.”

 

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