Jamaica Plain, MA – Holliston-based Colantonio Inc. recently joined the city of Boston and local officials; Boston Public Library trustees; and Jamaica Plain residents at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library to kick off its long-awaited renovation. Colantonio is the general contractor for the $10 million project.
The architect is Utile Architecture and Planning of Boston.
The Jamaica Plain community has been working for 12 years to make this project a reality. Built in 1911 on the corner of South and Sedgwick streets, the 9,500sf building had its last renovation in 1936.
The renovation will add 2,800sf of space that will provide a new reading terrace; separate areas for teens, t’weens, and children; community meeting spaces; workrooms; maker space; and a new main entry to the building.
Upgrades include full accessibility on all levels and new restrooms, mechanical systems, finishes, and exterior landscaping.
Technology improvements include new computers, free Wi-Fi, self-checkout stations, and a 3D printer with a creative suite of software.
The project will be completed by the summer of 2017.