Library Board Awards Bid for Jackson Branch to Local Contractor
November 21, 2018 (Canton, Ohio) – At the most recent Board meeting on Tuesday, November 20, the Stark Library Board of Trustees selected Fred Olivieri Construction Company, of North Canton, for construction of the Jackson Township Branch.
Fred Olivieri Construction Company has nearly 60 years of extensive construction experience with comparable public buildings including Walsh Global Learning Center and Science Center, Zimmerman Symphony Center and Mercy Medical in Jackson. Out of nine contractors who submitted bids, Fred Olivieri was the lowest, coming in more than $500,000 below the estimated budget.
“The Board is committed to investing in Jackson Township with a presence that will fully serve the needs of our community while wisely and efficiently using taxpayer dollars. We’re excited to see this project moving forward,” said Steven Pittman, president of the Board. “We have worked closely with the community throughout the planning process and are excited to be expanding that by working with a local contractor to build a state-of-the-art library.”
The drawings for the new branch have been finalized and construction can commence when the groundwork is completed. The building was designed by HBM Architects, a nationally recognized firm with a focus on library planning and design. The firm has previously worked on Stark Library branches, including the Plain Community branch and the Perry Sippo branch.
The branch will be located on the northeast corner of Fulton Drive and Community Parkway and will be an integral part of the larger North Park renewal and amphitheatre project. This location will provide convenient access for visitors via a new Parkway from Fulton Drive as well as from Community Parkway.
View the Jackson Township Library plans and stay up-to-date on the latest news, visit StarkLibrary.org/Jackson.
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