Arlington Heights library trustees Monday approved nearly $700,000 worth of bids to get their long-awaited stand-alone makerspace building in working order.
The renovation project has been beset by construction delays amid the pandemic, and accumulated additional sewer, roof, electrical and plumbing costs since the library acquired the building at 112 N. Belmont Ave. from the village in the summer of 2019.
And after initial bid prices came back higher than expected in July, officials went back to the drawing board to revise the project’s scope and bring it back under a $724,000 budget.
That led to new, lower prices submitted by contractors during a public bid opening Nov. 24, and on Monday night, the board approving bid packages worth $694,452 for a host of building upgrades expected to begin early next year.
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