R. Keith Summey North Charleston Building Updates
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May 10, 2018 -- The design team is wrapping up schematic design, the first of three stages in the design process. Once the design is reviewed in detail by County and Library staff, a community meeting will be held. This meeting is an opportunity for community members to see the design for the new library. The architects will present their work to date, and the design team will hold a question and answer session following the presentation. Keep checking our website for announcements!
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.