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SD City Council Formalizes Funding Approval For New Central Library

— The City Council today formalized the approval of a $185 million new central library in downtown San Diego's East Village, clearing the way for construction to begin later this month.

The City Council voted 6-2, on second reading, to approve the project, which was the subject of an extensive hearing late last month.

Council members Carl DeMaio and Sherri Lightner again cast the dissenting votes.

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction is scheduled for July 28. The library has a predicted opening date of July 2013.

The design for the project, at 330 Park Blvd., features a nine-story, dome-topped library with an auditorium, meeting spaces, sculpture garden, outdoor cafe, underground parking and a charter high school that will house about 400 students.

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jimvsmij | July 13, 2010 at 4:48 p.m. ― 4 years, 5 months ago

Go here to see comments about the downtown library:
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/jun/30/supporters-confident-they-can-raise-funds-new-cent/#c3877

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