Published on December 12, 2022
The latest: The City of Fort Worth has a prospective buyer for the downtown property at 500 W. Third St., where the Fort Worth Public Library’s Central Library is currently located.
What’s next: City Council is scheduled to vote on selling the property for $18 million. The vote is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at City Hall, 200 Texas St.
What residents need to know
The Central Library is a nearly 250,000-square foot, three-story building on more than two acres. The Central Library is not a historic building. The property was built in two phases 44 years ago.
The current site features a second floor that remains unfinished. Since the library reopened to the public after pandemic-related closures in 2020, only the street-level floor is accessible to the public. Visits to the downtown location have decreased 45% since reopening in 2020.
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