There are some exciting changes coming to the Mead Public Library Plaza!
This spring the City of Sheboygan will begin a project to create more greenspace - and less concrete - throughout the library block, along with more pedestrian-friendly access points.
While the clocktower will be coming down, the vertical cast brass relief sculptures on each of the tower's four sides will be placed outside the library, facing Eighth Street, for better visibility. Repairs will also be made to the Lawrence Halprin-designed water feature.
Here are the latest updates from the Department of Public Works:
Construction continues on the library plaza. Towers are now going up along 8th Street, which will hold the brass sculptures from the clock tower.
The construction zone is now fenced off and the library is now only accessible from the west side of the building.
Works begins today to repair the south wall of the water feature. Crews will also begin removing the sculptures from the clock tower.
Renovation is slated to begin today! Access to the Library will remain unchanged, utilizing the North entrance doors off of Wisconsin Avenue. Patrons are advised to be aware of construction equipment, materials and safety fencing. The book drop-off zone will remain in service until further notice. Updates will be released as the project progresses.
Here's a current view of the Mead Public Library Plaza, which will have more grass and trees following the upcoming renovation project.