Good news, downtown residents — you’ll soon be able to check out books from a new Fort Worth Public Library branch. Yesterday, City Council leased the ground floor and basement at 100 Main St., across from the Tarrant County Courthouse.
The 8,746-sqft lease comes after the December sale and June closure of the Central Library — which measured 250,000 sqft, ~29 times larger than the new location.
Despite the downsizing, resources like computers, printers, and materials from the Central Library will be available at the new location. City Council also approved the donation of old furnishings to other local nonprofits so nothing is going to waste.
Averaging $214,823 annually, the lease will run from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2033, with the option for two, five-year renewals. The city will also contribute $130,000 from the sale of the previous property toward tenant improvements.
Stay tuned for an official public opening date.