The list of prospects for a new Logan library location has been narrowed down to three potential sites. At Tuesday’s Logan City Council meeting, Mayor Craig Petersen announced the three places being considered at this time.
One is the old Logan Army Navy Outdoor building located at 350 North Main. Another is the V-1 gas station (also known as Grizzly Station) at 100 West and 100 South. The third prospective location remains the Emporium at 55 North Main.
“For each of those locations the architects are now evaluating the ease of access to those sites,” Petersen explained, “the cost of constructing the library on those sites, the opportunities and constraints for building design to build something beautiful, effects on nearby properties and other factors.
“The next steps in this process will be a public meeting and that public meeting will be held Thursday, August 17th. At that meeting the architects will present their analysis to that point.”
The mayor said this will be a good chance for citizens to come and listen to the potential plans and express their feelings about the project. The exact time and location of that meeting will be announced at a later date.
Two of the three locations announced are owned by Needham Family Partnership. The third is owned by Logan City (the Emporium). Eugene Needham III is a current member of the Logan City council and his son Gene Needham IV is on the steering committee that has proposed the locations for the new library.
Petersen previously proposed the Emporium location as the future home of the library. But after some community feedback he removed the library from consideration as a use for the former shopping and restaurant destination.