The Great Neck Library Board recently approved the hiring of the architectural firm, Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects from Mt. Kisco, N.Y., for the design work on the renovation of the main library.
The library overhaul is to be developed at a cost not to exceed $10 million. The work will be done within the existing footprint of the building to provide a new image of building while preserving its basic character.
After an agreement is reached with KG&D, building design will be discussed.
The scope of work is expected to include:
- Gut renovation of interiors including Architectural and MEP systems.
- Repair and upgrade of exterior envelope.
- Site work to include parking, lighting and drainage.
- Mezzanine to remain. Uses to be determined.
- Construction phasing to allow a minimum basic presence at the site with limited services during construction.
- Total closure, if required, to be limited to six months.
- Open building to the landscape and views.
- Enhance connection between the two levels.
- Provide after‐hours access.
- Incorporation of sustainable measures.