Why did you choose 75 Fennell Street for the new library?

We looked at approximately 19 sites in and around the village and were particularly interested in sites that are close to centers of activity (e.g., schools, the Fennell Street corridor, the Community Center and Austin Park). After more than two years evaluating the options and negotiating site acquisition, we were excited to announce the location of the library’s future home in October 2020.

Many factors contributed to 75 Fennell Street rising to the top of our list, such as lot size, location and zoning. It meets all of the criteria developed by the Site Selection Committee and conforms to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan encouraging development of the Fennell Street Corridor. It will also beautify a dilapidated site along Skaneateles Creek and create more public green space in the village.