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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Allapattah library was in danger of closing its doors for good after the city of Miami sold the land to a developer, but it appears to have been saved.

City commissioners placed a new condition on the redevelopment of the area that must include a new library on the first floor.

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Students and community leaders showed up on Wednesday to save one of Miami’s oldest library branches saying that the library was crucial to the community.

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Under the original plans the site will house 150 affordable apartment units and the city will now negotiate with the nonprofit housing developer.

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The library was scheduled to close its doors on December 8th. Team