Meyer Najem Lowest Bidder on New Hancock Library.
Meyer Najem was pleased to be selected among eight bidders to build the much-anticipated new Hancock County Public Library Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine. The total project cost of just under $4 million will be funded from the sale of bonds and will not raise taxes for residents in the library’s service area, according to Dave Gray, library director.
The new library is planned to be about 15,000 square feet, more than double the size of the existing building. It will be a single story library with high quality finishes and detailing and a brick, stone and zinc panel façade. It is being built on five acres adjacent to the Woodland Terrace senior living facility. Plans call for the installation of sidewalks to enable residents to walk to and from the library.
The new building will have a large children’s area, a designated teen section, more study and lounging areas, large meeting and youth programming rooms, adult sections, a circulation desk, exterior programming section, a patio seating area, offices, storage space and an employee break room.
Construction on the new space is expected to start in late summer with a completion date of early 2019.