The new multi-use center is planned to comprise about 28% library space, 16% office space, 16% collaboration space, 18% support space and about 22% social/special space. The “social/special” category will include incubator spaces, a roof garden, and a deli. The building will also include an inspiring central atrium, as well as a view of the roof deck which will include a catering kitchen and turf for rooftop events.
The building was carefully designed to incorporate space for all these desired programs without adding mass and floor that would overwhelm the scale of the downtown square. The facility is intended to be a friendly, year-round enhancement to the expanded square, bringing more people downtown with more event and service space.