PBC Awards Contracts To Build Two New Branch Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2003
Michelle Troksa, (312) 744-9642

Two new Chicago Public Libraries will be built by the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) under separate contracts awarded today by the PBC Board.

Oakley Construction Company Inc., will build the new Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch Library to be located at 1701 N. Milwaukee under a $4,497,831 construction contract approved by the PBC Board; and, G. F. Structures Corporation will build the new Vodak-East Side Branch Library to be located at 3700 E. 106th Street under a $4,071,814 construction contract also approved today.

Under the terms of the contract, Oakley Construction Company, Inc., has committed to 37 percent participation in the Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch Library project by Minority Business Enterprises and 10 percent participation by Women Business Enterprises. G.F. Structures Corporation has committed to 25 percent participation in the Vodak-East Side Branch Library project by Minority Business Enterprises and 9 percent participation by Women Business Enterprises under the terms of the contract.

Both branch libraries will feature expanded collections of materials for adults, teens, and children, including Internet access, electronic databases, audio books, newspapers, and magazines.

The PBC routinely designs and builds new library facilities for the Chicago Public Library. Mayor Richard M. Daley serves as chairman of the PBC.

Other actions taken Wednesday by the PBC Board are listed on the PBC's web site at www.pbcchicago.com.

RELATED PROJECTS
Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch Library
Chicago Public Library
Past Project
1701 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Community: West Town
Ward: 32
Vodak/East Side Branch Library
Chicago Public Library
Past Project
3710 East 106th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
Community: East Side
Ward: 10
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