With the new Central Library opening in September, the old Central Library is getting emptied. VOSD reporting intern Alex Corey explored possibilities for the space: “There’s no formal blueprint — at least not one that’s been shared with the public — but there are plenty of ideas floating around about what should become of the building,” including an art gallery or YMCA.
Our commenters’ ideas ranged, too. What do you want to see in the old Central Library space? Let us know.
- Don Wood:
C’mon. This is San Diego, a city with no sense of history. They will bulldoze the old building and replace it with a cheaply constructed high-rise apartment or condo tower, just like they do everywhere else. If you’re new to town, just look and see how many buildings built more than 75 years ago that are still standing today. Nothing gets in the way of quick developer profits in this city.
- Jim Jones:
Sell it and be done with it. It’s not special in any way, just another old tired not very attractive building.
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