October 31, 2011
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Trustees Hire Urban Land Institute to Advise on MLK Library
Washington, DC — The DC Public Library issued a press release on Friday formally announcing the hiring of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to lead a panel to “to review and assess the value” of MLK Library, and to “make recommendations on how to leverage the value of the building to benefit the District of Columbia.”
The ULI will receive $120,000 in payment from the Library, out of its capital budget.
Earlier this month, MLK faced closure on Sundays due to a shortfall of $318,000.
Two days before the first scheduled closing, Mayor Vincent Gray located monies to keep the central library open on Sundays, at the urging of Libraries Committee Chair Tommy Wells, and numerous other individuals and groups.
Sent from Robin Diener
Director, Library Renaissance Project
1530 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005