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DML Magazine Summer 2020
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Dayton Metro Library to Purchase Land for New Northmont Branch

Dayton Metro Library has a signed purchase agreement for a six-acre parcel of land in Englewood to be the site of the new Northmont Branch Library. Located on the south side of West National Road (US Route 40), the new Branch will be located adjacent to the Legacy at Cypress Point Health Campus, just north of Centennial Park’s baseball field.

The new Northmont Branch Library will be more than 50% larger than the current facility at the Englewood Government Center. The site is bordered on the north and the east by the bike path, and is conveniently accessible from Clayton, Englewood, and Union.

“The location is highly visible from National Road and centrally located to dense population areas in Englewood and Clayton,” said Tim Kambitsch, Executive Director of Dayton Metro Library. “It is also well positioned to build on our partnerships with the Northmont City Schools, Sinclair Community College, and the YMCA.”

Dayton Metro Library looked at several locations along National Road, and explored co-locating on property owned by Northmont City School District. Site studies determined that the property could not be configured to meet the needs of the Library while maintaining flexible options for potential future use by the school district.

Ruetschle Architects has been selected to design the new building. Construction management services have been awarded to Shook Construction.

Design work will get underway in April. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring, 2021, and take about one year for completion.

The new Library is made possible by a $187 million bond issue passed by Montgomery County voters in 2012.

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