Community Meeting Set on JP Branch Library Construction, Headaches

Rendering of finished facade of JP Branch Library, as seen from South Street

City of Boston

Rendering of finished facade of JP Branch Library, as seen from South Street

If you live or operate a business near the heavy construction zone that is the JP Branch Library, mark your calendar.

The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library is holding a community meeting Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at Curtis Hall, 20 South St., which adjoins the library site.

City officials plan to deliver updates on construction progress and also on the attendant traffic and parking hassles.

The library, long one of the busiest in the city’s library system, is finally getting a massive makeover after many years of delays.

  • Everyone who uses and loves the JP Branch should mark their calendars so they can hear the updates! I feel for abutters but the hassle will be worth it for the amazing branch we will get out of it!

    • Doris

      Unless you have to look at it. This is without a doubt the ugliest building being built in JP in a long time. It’s the wrong building for the wrong location. It’s really too bad that because of a couple of unimaginative, no-talent ‘architects’ were able to dazzle the easily impressed powers that be with some shiny metal and glass we are losing the quaint, charming look of the old library.

  • Malena

    I have to agree with Doris. I wouldn’t call it the “ugliest” building in JP, – it’s just wrong for the space. I only have the rendering of the finished product to go by but it looks like it’s just stuck next on the side of the majestic building that houses the community center. Who are these architects? There are fine examples around of new construction that blends in with the existing architecture.