On July 11, the project to build the new McAuliffe Branch Library took a big step forward with the completion of the acquisition of the land where the library will be built.
Located on Water Street in Nobscot, across from the Hemenway School, the property was sold to the town by Framingham residents Charlie and Sherry Rousseau, representing the A. J. Rousseau Nobscot Trust, for $710,000. At the closing, held in downtown Framingham at the law firm of Petrini and Associates P.C., three young grandchildren of the Rousseaus, Madison, Kelsea, and Natalie Anderson, of Aurora, Colorado, ceremoniously delivered the property deed to Library Building Committee Chairman Sam Klaidman.
The next major step for the project is to finalize the building plan with the architect. The target completion date for the new McAuliffe Branch Library is the end of 2015 or early 2016.