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Uncle Irvin: Is the Kennett Library in the real estate business?

10/03/2017 11:57AM ● By Richard Gaw
With the signing of the agreement of sale for the Weinstein tract, the Kennett Library now owns three parcels of real estate: The present library on State Street, the Weinstein tract, and Kennett Township acreage.
The last we heard, the library board was revising its facility plans and drawings to the specs of the Weinstein tract, and formulating a public capital campaign to raise the funds to begin building the new facility. Obviously, the library board cannot put up a for-sale sign on the present State Street location, but could – and should – begin marketing the $600,000-plus tract on Route 1 in Kennett Township. The sale of that commercially zoned parcel would be a welcome contribution to the new building fund.
However, the very first thing the public needs to see is the architectural rendering of the new building and adjacent parking.

(This is one of a series of occasional columns written by Uncle Irvin. As always, the column is the opinion of Uncle Irvin, and is not a news story.)