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Cleveland Foundation Funds Design Competition

Cleveland Public Library holds an international design competition funded with a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to find the most unique perspective on honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy.

June 2018

Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees Names Winning Design Team

Cleveland Public Library Names SO-IL + JKurtz Winners of MLK Design Competition. SO-IL + JKurtz presented a design concept for the library branch that surrounds Dr. King’s “table of brotherhood” from his famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.

February, 2020

City Planning Commission Approval

The Planning Commission approves the schematic design for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch.

Fall 2021

Construction Documents Completed

Design and plans for new building will be completed.

Spring 2022

Building Podium Construction Begins

Summer 2022

Library Building Construction Begins

Summer 2022

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Spring 2024

Library Construction Completed