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Dear PoP – Mt. Pleasant Library Addition in Danger

by Prince Of Petworth June 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm 23 Comments

“Dear PoP,

It’s not likely to happen as it would be a huge waste of money, but in DC you never know so I’m hoping you’ll spread the word. The MTP Library expansion is nearly complete. If you walk by the site you can see it has really taken shape. In fact the entire renovation is set to be complete THIS winter and yet it seems it is still mired in legal battles. Housing Complex notes that there is even a possibility that they will have to tear everything down.

I want to encourage everyone from Ward 1 to come out in support of the expansion because regardless of what your stance was before it was built, it is ridiculous to reverse course now. Initially some were against it so money could instead be allocated to building another library in ward one, but now that the expansion has been built, reversing course would result in millions being wasted and a second library would then take even longer to come to fruition. I am hoping that things are allowed to proceed and we can all meet and peruse books this winter in an expanded, inviting library. But we need to make it known that reversing course would be an extremely unpopular decision.”

We previously spoke about the Mt. Pleasant Library Renovation and Addition here and here.


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