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Boxford Town Officials Not Satisfied with Library Design
The Tri-Town Transcript recently reported that town officials in Boxford, MA are not satisfied with the proposed design for the new two-story Boxford Village Library. The architect of the project, Angela Hiatt of Schwartz/Silver Architects found her design under much scrutiny in a town meeting held in mid July.
The architect has been working hard with the town’s Historic District Commission in making sure that the new 18,500 square foot building would fit in with the neighboring buildings and surroundings. According to the architect many sacrifices, including fewer parking spaces and reducing the height of the building, were made in order to have the building fit in perfectly as well as remain within budget.
Among town officials the common concerns seem to be a lack of windows, simplistic exteriors, and inappropriate material usage on the exterior. An especially long roofline and large slope also seems to be an area of major concern.
The architect was asked by town officials to take in account the critiques, and provide another design before any drafts are finalized.
Read the entire Tri-Town Transcript article.