In the same week that the new library opened in Moorestown, council made the decision to demolish the old building.
According to a study conducted by Ragan Design Group, it would cost about $3,400,000 to repair the old building and update it to meet current building codes. It would cost an additional $3,000,000 to fit the building for another use, bringing the grand total to $6,400,000.
There are also not enough parking spaces to accommodate visitors to the new municipal complex, which includes the town hall, library and recreation center and the old library building.
It is unknown what will happen to the site once the old library is demolished.
The decision was made at Monday night's council meeting.
The full video of Monday's meeting, shot and uploaded on YouTube by Open Doors Moorestown, is attached to this post.