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Uncle Irvin: Viable option for Kennett Square

06/14/2016 12:22PM ● Published by Richard Gaw

The idea of consolidating the Kennett Square Library in the same structure as the administration and police in the borough is a viable option worth pursuing.
Three obstacles come to mind:
How would the quasi-public site by financed? How much would be the sole responsibility of the borough, and how much would be the responsibility of the library board, and where would those funds come from?
Parking. There must be ample free parking for at least 50 vehicles, which takes up a lot of real estate. Garage or high-rise parking is out of the question, at least for the library.
Location. The location of administrative offices and police in the borough is of less concern than the physical location of the library, which should remain as part of downtown Kennett Square.
Obviously, this new idea will take some time to sort out from a planning and logistical standpoint. It would be helpful if the community knew what was going on through frequent public updates.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)


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