The general public library in St . Petersburg, Fla., is being renamed in honor of the 44th president of the United States. This fall, house will receive a major facelift because the President Barack Obama Community Collection.
Mayor Rick Kriseman, who obtained an endorsement from Obama, states other roads and buildings within Florida are starting to bear the name of the previous president so it’s time for St Pete to do the same.
“He is guy who served honorably for two conditions and has already been ranked by historians, ” Kriseman said during a good announcement Monday.
The new name will come with a $16-million price tag paid for with funds through Penny for Pinellas account.
The current midcentury modern structure built in the early sixties will be redesigned to be more handicap-accessible. The back patio will be renovated in order to host community events and celebrations and more technology will be added through the building.
It’ s no coincidence that will Kriseman made the announcement the particular morning of Presidents Day in the center of Black History Month to commemorate the nation’s first African American president.
The collection plan is expected to pass Town Council’s approving vote. Only areas of the library will be shut down throughout renovations.