It was decided a couple days ago that the new Downtown San Diego Library will start construction during one condition – to get private donations to fill up the money missing to finish the project. Qualcomm fundraiser Irwin Jacobs and his wife Joan has given the generous contribution of $20 million to get one step closer. There were also several other anonymous donors and so far $30.8 million has been donated for the construction and another $10 million to cover the library’s operating expenses in the first five years.
The new library will be situated in the East Village/Ballpark District in Downtown San Diego, east of the condo community ICON and south of the condo community Metrome. The Library will be just one block east of Petco Park, two blocks south of the new Thomas Jefferson School of Law and two blocks north of the new Harbor Bridge Pedestrian Bridge.
To read 92101 Urban Livings former blogs about the new library click on New Downtown San Diego Library – Breaks Ground Next Month, New Central Downtown San Diego Library in the East Village District is Seeking for Bids!, San Diego City Council Votes to Include San Diego Unified School District in New Downtown San Diego Library!, San Diegos New Central library on YouTube! and What do you think of downtown San Diegos School-In Library Concept in the East Village?. ')}