Proposed Rouzan library long way from reality, but library director ‘very hopeful’

While preliminary plans for a new south branch library in Rouzan were unveiled Tuesday night at a community meeting in Southdowns, the new facility is far from a done deal and is still some years from becoming a reality.

“We’re very hopeful about this,” says Library Director Spencer Watts. “We’re very positive. But it’s still in the initial stages.”

The proposed library has a budget of some $6.75 million, and would be a neighborhood branch—as opposed to a regional facility—of about 15,000 square feet.

Money for the project was set aside years ago by the East Baton Rouge Library Board of Control, which has been searching for a south branch site since its original plans to build the library in Rouzan, then under the ownership of developer Tommy Spinosa, fell through in 2013.

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