The new Downtown San Diego Library in the East Village/Ballpark District is one step closer to being built as Mayor Jerry Sanders released the first updated cost since 2005. The construction bid came in $115,000 lower than the earlier estimate of $185 million.
The City Council also authorized a lease for a charter school that will be occuping two stories on the nine floor building and this will contribute $20 million towards the cost.
The new library will be 497,652 square feet including two levels of parking spaces, an auditorium and a coffee bar. To read more about this project click on 92101 Urban Living’s former blogs New Central Downtown San Diego Library in the East Village District is Seeking for Bids! and San Diegos New Central Library on YouTube!. ')}