By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Nov 08, 2011 at 3:35 PM

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. the Milwaukee Public Board of Trustees' Building and Development Committee will consider three proposals for the redevelopment of the East Library property. The meeting will take place at the East Library, 1910 E. North Ave.

The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) and the Department of City Development issued a Request for Proposal for developers to acquire the current East Library site and redevelop it with a mixed-use building which would house a modern library on the ground floor and a secondary use above it to serve the community.

Conceptual proposals were sought and three Wisconsin developers responded: Stone House, Gorman & Company and HSI Properties. All proposals include housing to complement the library.

The East Library, built in 1968, is a one-story, 13,800 square-foot building that still has the original interior design, lighting and heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

Ald. Nik Kovac, who represents the East Side and serves as a trustee on the MPL Board of Trustees, has been very involved in planning for a new East Library.

"This new development will add to the economic development of the business district and bring a great center for learning to the neighborhood," said Kovac. "These new proposals are the result of community meetings and feedback that was shared with the developers."