Carnegie Project Canned

The Carnegie Innovation Hall team announced the group will end future plans to restore the old Alameda Carnegie Library on Nov. 5. The announcement came in a letter from Michael Sturtz, the leader of the Carnegie Innovation Hall team.

It appeared the plan to restore the Carnegie Library building was a sure thing. The city had approved a lease on the building at its Oct. 15 meeting. Final ratification of the ordinance to approve the lease term was expected at the Council’s Nov. 5 meeting. 

At the Oct. 15 Council meeting, Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft expressed concerns with how the city’s insurance premiums would be affected in the case of an accident during the construction. Sturtz said some workers would be volunteers.

The city chose Sturtz and his team to restore the Carnegie Library and Foster House in February. Read Sturtz’s full letter and learn more about the project at