PHASES TO COMPLETION
Costs are estimates at this point, we are in the process of obtaining quotes for the work.
Jesup staff and trustees have been working hard for several years to develop plans for a library that will serve this community well into the future, working with award-winning architect Scott Simons to design the preserved and expanded Jesup of the future.
After repeated basement flooding the library's leadership determined to move forward with Phase Two of the project -- removing the building at 28 Mount Desert Street to connect the Jesup's perimeter drains to the town's storm water system, and to make way for the addition of a new wing. Preliminary site work for the addition will be completed along with the renovation and drainage work to avoid digging up the property twice. Other Phase Two improvements planned for this summer include masonry repointing and façade work, plus the installation of protective membranes around the library’s granite foundation.
In Phase One, Jesup leadership organized a campaign feasibility study, determined the scope and timing of the project, and purchased the property next door where the expansion will be built. The local firm of Gary Friedmann & Associates has been brought on board to complete the fundraising effort.