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The County has reached a decision regarding the R. Keith Summey North Charleston Library. The library will be located on the site of the former sheriff’s complex, behind the current Cooper River Memorial Library. The County issued a Notice to Proceed to MB Kahn on September 28, 2017 allowing design work to begin.

Project Timeline

 
County selects site for R. Keith Summey North Charleston

September 28, 2017

The County reached a decision regarding the R. Keith Summey North Charleston Library. The library will be located on the site of the former sheriff’s complex, behind the current Cooper River Memorial Library. The County issued a Notice to Proceed to MB Kahn on September 27, 2017 allowing design work to begin.
County council renames Cooper River Memorial library

July 19, 2017

Charleston County Council members voted to rename the Cooper Rivier Memorial Library to honor Mayor Keith Summey. The library's new name is R. Keith Summey North Charleston Library. Other branches had their names changed during the same meeting to highlight their locations in Charleston County.
Demolition finishes in late July

July 6, 2017

The final building demolition at the Cooper River site is nearing completion. This work is scheduled to wrap-up by the end of July.
Another building at Cooper River site set for demolition

May 4, 2017

One additional building at the Cooper River site was scheduled to be demolished before the end of June.
Demolition continues at Cooper River site

March 4, 2017

The demolition of four existing buildings on the Cooper River site neared completion. Asbestos abatement at these buildings concluded earlier this month.
Permitting underway, demolition pending

January 7, 2017

The environmental permitting process and associated demolition of four existing buildings on the Cooper River site (excluding the current library) are underway. Asbestos abatement at these buildings will begin within the next couple months. This will allow for the construction of a completely new library on this site.
Schedule set for demolition

December 19, 2016

The Sherriff's complex on the Cooper River replacement site was scheduled for demolition in the winter of 2017, and a future round of demolition will allow for the construction of a completely new facility.