The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s aging and tiny Pigtown branch will be the system’s first with a residential component under new expansion and redevelopment plans for the site. Local developer Ernst Valery will purchase the city-owned property for $1 and develop a larger library space and add apartments above at no cost to the city, according to a description of the sale in Wednesday’s Board of Estimates agenda. The city spending panel will vote on the sale to Valery — operating under Library Flats LLC — during Wednesday morning’s meeting.
Pigtown’s Enoch Pratt library branch to double in size, add apartments
July 20, 2022