Groundbreaking ceremony at the JP Branch of the Boston Public Library

Utile recently celebrated the groundbreaking for the addition and renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, an ongoing project with the Boston Public Facilities Department and the Boston Public Library. The 2,500 square feet of new construction includes a reading room facing​ South Street to engage the community, while the existing 1911 building undergoes updates to its program, accessibility, and energy systems. John Hailer, interim chairman of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees, says “this neighborhood has changed dramatically, and now this library will transform with the neighborhood.” The library is scheduled to reopen by the summer of 2017.