At Monday’s city council meeting, a document was approved that secures the donation of three acres of land from the city to Fulton County for the library.
The property is situated within the new City Center, which is under construction in the heart of downtown Alpharetta.
According to Al Collins, who leads the county’s Library Services Division, construction on the project will begin at the latest by Dec. 15.
“We’re excited and looking forward to getting started,” he said.
Collins said the Alpharetta Branch library on Canton Street will close when the new one opens, but the county has not decided what to do with the property yet.
When asked by a resident if the new library would contain room for future growth, unlike the current one, Collins there are surrounding areas “earmarked” for future growth.
“That library will be able to expand and grow,” he said.
Now that Alpharetta’s city council has adopted the agreement, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners is set to approve it at its meeting this week.
The new library will be located just south of the new city hall building and west of the new Haynes Bridge Road.