Madison sticks to Central Library rebuild

By Paul Snyder

Madison will not consider any options for a new Central Library besides rebuilding the one it already has.

The Common Council Tuesday night, on an 18–1 vote, approved a resolution to support rebuilding the existing Central Library on West Mifflin Street, effectively killing any chances for construction of a new building elsewhere.

Many council members said they “grudgingly” supported the rebuilding and complained it was not the project they were originally promised.

“I’m not feeling at all good about how the process has unfolded,” said Alderwoman Shiva Bidar-Sielaff. “It leaves us all with many questions about how we got here.”

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