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.READ MORE: Tropical Storm Warning Extended For Northern Gulf Coast Ahead Of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three
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.READ MORE: Miami-Dade, Broward County Public Schools To Continue Free Summer Food Distribution
Under the original plans the site will house 150 affordable apartment units and the city will now negotiate with the nonprofit housing developer.MORE NEWS: 'We Need To Get To 70 Percent By July 4th': Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Hopes To Meet Biden Admin. Goal
The library was scheduled to close its doors on December 8th.