Design for Monticello library could be ready by early summer
MONTICELLO — What will a new library look like in Monticello? The Allerton Public Library Board may find out by early summer. That is when Apace Design of Peoria will likely deliver the first design drawings for a new building to be constructed on Green Apple Lane.
Library Director Lisa Winters told the board this week that architect Mark Missselhorn "said his intention is to start on it this month, and he said schematic design will take two to three months to complete."
No start date for the project was given, but it would likely be at least late summer before ground could be broken.
The library hopes to build a one-floor, 10,000- to 13,000-foot-library on the west side of town on 10.98 acres of land it purchased in December 2012. A $2.9 million bequest from the Max Hency estate would fund the project. After the $250,000 paid for the land, there is approximately $2.7 million of that estate gift remaining.