Both Logan Library Director and Logan Downtown Alliance excited about preferred library location

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 person who will likely be spending more time than anyone else in the new Logan Library says she feels great about the site that seems to be the favorite: the location of the former Grizzly Station on the corner of 100 West and 100 South.

On September 5th <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Logan City announced</a> the Grizzly Station location as its <a href=”” target=”_blank”>preferred location</a> for the new library. Karen Clark, who is the newly-appointed library director, says the other sites had both positives and negatives, in her opinion, but she feels very positive about this choice.

“I actually really like the water feature with the canal right there. I also like that we’re close to the arts,” says Clark. “We’re just around the corner from the Eccles (Theatre), that’s a really good site.

“I like, actually, that we’re not on Main Street, but we’re close to Main Street. We’re just a block away so we’re easily accessible.”

The V-1 “Grizzly Station” site was received as good news by the Logan Downtown Alliance as well. Alliance President Gary Saxton says that is because that location is the site the Alliance has preferred for the last five years.

Saxton says the organization’s research showed that location had the best amenities such as trees, a canal and the remains of the old Thatcher Mill.

“It opens up to a natural amphitheater for outdoor performances, concerts, community gathering spaces,” Saxton exclaims. “You could have sculptures in the area as well.

“It could be really great library and a community center, plus it would be a great asset for Logan High School as well. There are so many things in its favor, it’s just great.”

He says the Downtown Alliance did extensive research several years ago which determined the Grizzly Station site as the best location, but it was not their organization making the decision.

Clark says anyone who may be interested is invited to join the library staff and board members Tuesday, September 12th when they plan to discuss the library’s future. The <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Library Board meeting</a> begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Logan History room. For additional information, call 716-9130.

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