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Louisville Free Public Library Master Plan

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    • system-wide master plan document, showing the existing main library, new regional libraries, and existing and replacement branch libraries
    • Overview

      This facilities master plan focuses on methods for improving the public’s access to libraries across the entire county.

      The plan establishes the number, size, and capacities of facilities needed for LFPL to provide its citizens with the quality of library service that residents of a major metropolitan city should expect. Other goals for the master plan include achieving parity in access between urban and suburban areas; rebuilding aging infrastructure; improving LFPL’s library resources to meet basic state education standards; and incorporating advanced technology. It also recommends creating three regional libraries to ensure that 90% of the city’s residents will live within five miles of a major resource library. MSR has a longstanding relationship with LFPL, having also provided various studies and full design of two new branches, a branch expansion, renovations to the central library, and a prototype for the three new regional libraries.

    • as part of our work with LFPL, MSR also designed the Newburg Branch, which now serves a community that never had its own library before
    • our design for the new Fairdale Branch is also part of the master plan implementation
    • as is the renovation of the historic Shawnee Branch, which include a large new expansion
    • Specifications

      Location: Louisville, Kentucky

      Type: Master plan

      Size: 444,783 square feet

    • Project Contact

      Jeffrey Scherer

      • Architect / Principal
      • jeffrey@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3223
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