The city of Lexington will explore the Central Library building on Main Street for its new city hall, according to a joint announcement by Executive Director of the Lexington Public Library Ann Hammond and Lexington Chief Administrative Officer Sally Hamilton.
Here’s the announcement:
“The city and the Library are exploring the possibility of the city purchasing the Central Library building for a new city hall. The city has advertised for a consultant to study whether the library building would be a good fit for city hall. This process is just beginning and there is a lot of work to do before any decisions can be made.
“Both the city and the Library have long-standing concerns about their current spaces. City hall is housed in a historic hotel. It is expensive to maintain and it was never designed to house offices. While a downtown Central Library is extremely important, library services have changed considerably since the current building was constructed in 1989. The Main Street library does not meet the Library’s current and projected service needs for the community.”