A Comprehensive Plan to Remodel Joliet Library's Downtown Branch

Project Burnham

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*Projected Concept-Main Floor Ottawa Street Lobby


The Joliet Public Library is excited to announce that we are exploring the renovation and modernization of the interior of our historic Ottawa Street Branch. The focus of the renovation is to provide the Joliet community with updated library spaces and improved access to library resources. The project will create an inviting downtown destination for the community, and serve as an indoor compliment to the adjacent future City Square.

It was the Library’s original architect, Daniel Burnham who famously said “Make no little plans, they have no power to stir men’s blood.” The Library has been making big plans for the Ottawa Street location, which was originally built in 1903, for years. As part of the Library’s Strategic Planning Process which began in 2015, the Library Board identified creating a master plan for building renovations as a top goal. 

Request for Qualifications: Construction Manager

Media Contact:

Mallory Hewlett · 815-846-3124 · mhewlett@jolietlibrary.org




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