LONG-AWAITED MISSION HILLS-HILLCREST LIBRARY BUILT THANKS TO MAJOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, PROJECT CONTINUES MAYOR’S COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING ALL NEIGHBORHOODS
San Diego – Continuing his commitment to improving all neighborhoods, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will be joined Monday by State Assembly member Todd Gloria and City Councilmember Chris Ward to mark progress on the construction of a state-of-the-art library in Uptown.
The new 14,000-square-foot branch library – which more than triples the size of the existing facility – will serve communities including Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Middletown, Mission Hills and University Heights. It will be named the Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library in honor of late philanthropists Harley and Bessie Knox.
Construction costs were funded through a $10 million grant from the Hervey Family Fund and the Harley and Bessie Knox Memorial Fund through The San Diego Foundation. The City of San Diego will contribute $10 million to the project. The overall cost is about $20 million.
The new library, which is slated for completion in 2019, will replace the old branch library built in 1961.