Pinney Neighborhood Library

Last Updated: 07/18/2018

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Updated July 18, 2018

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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.

Preliminary Exterior Design of Proposed New Pinney Neighborhood 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.

April 04, 2018
Groundbreaking Ceremony @ 10:30 am. at the future site of the new Pinney Library, Royster Corners on Cottage Grove Road

January 31, 2018
Members of the public are invited to join OPN Architects, library managers and staff, and city engineering staff as preliminary plans for the new Pinney Library are unveiled in a formal presentation on Wednesday, January 31, 6:30-8:00pm at the Pinney Library on 204 Cottage Grove Road.  Learn more HERE

November 9, 2017
OPN, City and Library Planning Staff will display Preliminary Floor Plan Concepts for Public Feedback
OPN Architects - Community Update Presentation

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

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:

April 4, 2018:  The Cap Times
New Pinney Library branch construction kicks off Wednesday

December 30, 2017: The Cap Times
Take a look at preliminary designs for the proposed Pinney Library

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?