An article on the Portland Public Library's proposal to buy the abutting former
An article on the Portland Public Library's proposal to buy the abutting former Portland Public Market building and retrofit it for library use, adding a second floor, changing the ventilation system, and leveling the sloping concrete floor. The plan would add $1,100,000 to the ongoing capital campaign to renovate the library. Portland voters will decide whether to approve public funding of $1 million of that amount. Since 2004, the library has raised about half its $4.5 million goal in private funds. Voters approved a $4 million bond that year for the remainder of the $8.5 million campaign. The plan depends on selling the current library to a buyer willing to lease the basement back to the library as storage and public meeting space, for $1 a year plus utilities.
Portland Public Library, Portland Public Market
Bucklin, Kate, "An article on the Portland Public Library's proposal to buy the abutting former" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Forecaster. 4.