Last Updated: 10/03/2017
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 winter 2018; and the current scheduled opening of the new Pinney Library is Fall 2019; pending completion of the Library gray box condominium purchase and sale agreement.
Updated October 2, 2017
Members of the public are invited to learn more about the new Pinney Library at two upcoming events.
An interactive community update session is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 6:30-8:00pm at the Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road. This informal open house will focus on several topic areas such as early literacy, accessibility and inclusion, community spaces, library collections, with the opportunity for community members to share their big ideas for the new library and play with some design tools at stations throughout the library. OPN Architects and library and city planning staff will be on hand to answer questions about the project and lead discussions.
A second meeting, set for Thursday, November 9th from 6:30-8pm, will feature OPN Architects and city and library planning staff displaying preliminary floor plan concepts to share with the public for feedback.
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:
November 9, 2017
OPN, City and Library Planning Staff will display Preliminary Floor Plan Concepts for Public Feedback
October 16, 2017
Interactive Community Update Session
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
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 3000.com
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?