Renovations News and Updates

November, 2022

The Library Board approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) so the next steps in construction can begin when the Woods Branch closes on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The Branch will remain closed throughout the renovation project. It is anticipated that the branch will reopen mid-October, 2023; however, long lead times for material or other issues could delay project completion.


October, 2022

The Building Committee met on October 26 to review the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), which will be approved at a special board meeting in November so next steps in construction can begin. Turner will focus on submittals, approving bid packages, releasing work, ordering material and requests for information (RFIs) from the design team. Mr. Riachi and Mr. Kellogg from Turner believe that completing that work prior to construction will allow the actual construction schedule to be shortened by approximately a month.


September, 2022

Design has been completed for the Bertram Woods Branch project. Construction drawings and documents have been released to Turner Construction so they can obtain bids, which are due in October. The Building Committee will meet October 26 to review the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).


July/August, 2022

Architects continue to work on the redesign plans for Bertram Woods Branch.


June 27, 2022: Initial Bertram Woods Design Shared

Bialosky Cleveland architects presented the Bertram Woods Design to the Library Board at its June 27 meeting.


April 2022: Design for Bertram Woods Branch Renovation Begins

Bialosky Cleveland architect began the design process in April. Design is scheduled to take six months. Construction will take approximately nine months and Bertram Woods Branch will be closed during construction. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2023.


March 21, 2022: Board Unanimously Approves Bertram Woods Branch Renovation

At its March 21, 2022 meeting, the Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to move forward with the renovation of the Bertram Woods Branch. The architect for the project is Bialosky Cleveland and Turner Construction is the construction manager at risk. Read Press Release.