The Uptown Lofts project is giving Kenosha a major facelift to the Uptown neighborhood, and that project now includes a critical and much-needed space for Kenosha’s children.
During the Kenosha Area Business Alliance’s annual Inspire Gala, held Friday, Oct. 14, at Journey Church, it was announced that the Uptown Children’s Library will be the newest addition to the Kenosha Public Library system as part of the Uptown Lofts project, a hybrid retail and residential complex being built on 63rd Street, between 22nd and 23rd avenues.
According to KPL Head of Community Programs and Partnerships Brandi Cummings, who was on hand in the Journey Church lobby Friday to give information on the project, the Uptown Children’s Library will be a 7,000-square-foot space on the ground level of the Uptown Lofts and will be located right next to a grocery store and a restaurant.
Cummings said the new library is targeted to open in the spring of 2024. She said KPL has been “thinking about this for about seven years,” so the redevelopment of Uptown by Oregon-Wis. based Gorman & Company, which is building Uptown Lofts, was the perfect opportunity to launch the new library project.
“We are super excited to be able to expand our presence in the neighborhood,” Cummings said.
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