At a Sept. 6 meeting, Houston City Council members agreed to provide additional funding for the construction of the Montrose Public Library, coming to the Montrose Collective. This library will replace the Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library.

The overview

This added $250,000 will go toward covering additional costs due to supply chain issues and will include the construction of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, elevators and network equipment.

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The council previously granted $1.26 million in additional funding for the library project last November. This new $250,000 brings the city's funding for the Montrose library to $4.88 million.

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"I know we love the old library, it's gonna be right down the street, but this is now going to be the Montrose Collective," Council Member Abbie Kamin said. "[There are] a lot of innovative things happening and [it is a] really, really special addition to District C."

The bottom line

Kamin also said at the meeting that construction of the library is expected to wrap either at the end of 2023 or in early January 2024. The new library will be located on the second and third floors of the Montrose Collective, at 1001 California St., Houston.