Logan City reveals favored spot for new library and community center

The site of the old V1 gas station, also formerly known as Grizzly Station, has been selected as the preferred site of a new Logan Library and Community Center. (Image courtesy of Google Maps)

The preferred location for a new Logan Library and Community Center was announced at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Logan Municipal Council. The location is at the corner of 100 South and 100 West near Logan high School where the old Grizzly Station is no located.

Architectural team member Todd Johnson told the council that after analyzing the amenities of each of three sites, this one seemed to offer the most.

“The whole Center Street piece is starting to come alive with the arts and commerce. Then if you see the bottom circle,” Johnson told the council while referring to a map of downtown Logan, “which is the V1 Station circle anchored in the middle by V1, you can start to see the cultural campus that exists with the Eccles (Theatre), the Utah Theater, the Opera Company, the high school, the seminary, the community center.

“So you see the library as fulfilling a central role there in what we would call a cultural and educational kind of campus.”

One member of the city council. Eugene Needham, did not favor that location. Besides, Needham said he owns some of the property being proposed and that dilemma would have to be worked out.

“I call it the Hostess Cupcake (building), so everyone knows what building it is, that is also going to be part of it,” Needham pointed out to the council. “If you look at the map you’ll see there is parking below and that will also be a part of the acquisition.

“I’m recusing myself and officially letting you know I own that property and I’m on the council.”

Needham said he liked the location where the library currently resides or near its present site. He believed remodeling would be a good idea.

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