Proposed New MLK Library Branch, Library Lofts Apartments Win Thumbs Up at Design Review Meeting

By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

It was more than 18 months ago that the Cleveland Public Library picked the winning firm in an architectural competition to design its new Martin Luther King Jr. branch on Euclid Avenue in University Circle.

On Thursday, the city’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee enthusiastically approved schematic designs for the evolving project, which offer a snapshot of plans roughly a third of the way toward completion.

The library, which could be completed by Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2022, is an unusual project because it will occupy the first two floors of an 11-story apartment building, called Library Lofts.

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