Last Updated: 09/13/2017

New Pinney Library

The future Pinney Library location will be located in the Ruedebusch Development & Construction’s (RDC) “Royster Corners” mixed use development located at the intersection of Cottage Grove Road and Dempsey Road. The City of Madison is negotiating a purchase and sale agreement with RDC for 20,000 square feet of first floor space. The Common Council authorized an Architect Purchase of Service contract with OPN Architects, Inc. at the Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Common Council meeting. Programming and pre-design work will commence in summer 2017, with follow on design phases commencing in Fall/Winter 2017. Pinney Library construction is anticipated to commence late summer 2018; and current scheduled opening of the new Pinney Library is early Spring 2019; pending completion of the Library gray box condominium purchase and sale agreement.

Updated Sept. 13, 2017

Members of the public will be invited to an interactive community update on the design for the new Pinney Library.  Please "Subscribe to Email Lists" at the right side of this page to receive updates regarding date, time and location.

Attendees are invited to meet library staff, library leaders and OPN Architects project leaders to learn more about the design process and share ideas and vision for the new library. Formal opportunities to view design drafts and share feedback with library and city leaders and the design team will occur in the fall of 2017.

Preliminary Exterior Design of Proposed New Pinney Branch Library
(subject to change during the next phase of the design process)

Street View from Cottage Grove Road (South Elevation view):
North Elevation View:

Project History:

Visit The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library and the Pinney Library page for additional project background and updates.

July 19, 2017:
Community Meet & Greet with OPN Architects

June 20, 2017  File #47499
Architect Purchase of Service Approval

June 20, 2017  File #47522
Purchase and Sale Agreement

June 20, 2017  File #47525
Authorizing Tax Incremental Finance Loan

July 05, 2016
Madison Public Library: Plan for service to Madison's Eastside (City Channel Video)

Madison Public Library: A Strategic Plan for Eastside Growth

April 8, 2015 File #35627
Urban Design Commission Royster Corners Final Approval

Pinney Library in the News:

June 21, 2017: Wisconsin State Journal
Key financing for Royster Corners, Pinney Library passes Madison City Council

June 12, 2017: Wisconsin State Journal
Royster Corners project with new library poised to move forward

May 31, 2017: The Cap Times
Madison Pinney Library negotiations moving forward

April 11, 2017: Wisconsin State Journal
After long delay, developer moving to restart Royster Corners project

February 8, 2016: Wisconsin State Journal
After cleanup, Royster-Clark site re-contaminated with tainted fill material

November 28, 2015: The Cap Times
Pinney Library kicks off $1.2 million capital campaign for bigger, better library

October 22, 2015: Channel
Will Pinney Library last another year?

September 10, 2015: The Cap Times
Madison library officials protest one-year delay of Pinney branch relocation

December 5, 2013: Wisconsin State Journal
Developer seeking approvals for Royster Corners project

August 28, 2013: Isthmus
Will Madison find money for a new Pinney Library?