New Milton Library breaks ground May 29

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MILTON, Ga. – The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will break ground on the new Milton Library Thursday, May 29 at 11 a.m.

The new 25,000-square-foot library for Milton is part of Phase I of the Library Building Program, currently underway. The library will be located at 855 Mayfield Road in Milton, at the intersection with Charlotte Drive.

The grand opening of the Milton Library is expected in the second quarter of 2015.

Stevens and Wilkinson, in association with 720 Design, is contracted with Fulton County to provide design and engineering services for the new library. Turner Construction Company is contracted to provide construction management services on this project, and Heery/Russell is the program management team.

In November 2008, Fulton County voters overwhelmingly passed a $275 million bond referendum to build new libraries and renovate others. The plan will greatly enhance all of the county’s libraries. Eight new branch libraries will be built in Alpharetta, East Roswell, Milton, Northwest Atlanta, Palmetto, Southeast Atlanta, Stewart-Lakewood and Wolf Creek. Two expansion projects will be completed at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and the South Fulton Library.

Green building design and sustainability are priorities for these library building projects, and the system expects to achieve LEED Silver on all of the Phase I projects. Each library will reflect the culture and interests of its community.

For more information on the Library Building Program, visit www.afpls.org.

MH 05-14-14