Mayor Tom Barrett returns a library to Villard Square

Mixed use is a big deal in urban development these days. Milwaukee has recently used the concept for the new Villard Square library branch that debuted earlier this month.

What that article doesn’t explain was how the city was set to close the library.

It was a really good solution as it appears the site was prime for redevelopment, but the community really liked having a library.

When’s the last time you went to the main library downtown? Have to seen the restoration that’s been done? It’s really one of the most beautiful buildings in our city. Don’t miss it.