City may have to demolish Godeke Library because of mold - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/18/09

City may have to demolish Godeke Library because of mold

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 is answering questions about the possible future of the Godeke Library. This comes after Mayor Tom Martin told NewsChannel 11 early Wednesday that there is mold throughout the entire building.

Up until the end of January Godeke was the most used library in Lubbock, but it is currently closed indefinitely for repair. But we've learned the building may never re-open. "As I was touring (Tuesday), I was fast adding up the money it would cost to completely gut the building and start over again, and it would be in the millions. It could be just so expensive it would actually be easier to demolish the building and look at some other alternative," Mayor Tom Martin said. 

Late Wednesday afternoon we caught up with some city council members as they surveyed a vacant area in Southwest Lubbock as a possible alternative.

And Martin says there are a number of vacant shopping centers that the city is looking at as an interim solution. Right now though, the city is waiting on a final report for a better idea of how much it will cost to fix this mold problem.

Martin says they are looking into whether or not insurance will cover that cost.

2/18/09
Lubbock's Mayor says mold found throughout Godeke Library
Lubbock's mayor says there is mold throughout the city's most visited southwest library branch. At the end of January, we told you the Godeke Library would close due to the discovery of mold.

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