Contract Dispute Brings Halt to Library Construction
Frederich Construction has quit working on the expansion project, library attorney says.
During a recent Webster Groves City Council work session, Councilwoman Debi Salberg announced that the contractor working on the Webster Groves Public Library expansion project has quit the job.
Salberg, who serves as the council liason for the library, declined to comment further on the issue and referred Patch to Library Director Tom Cooper for details. Cooper was unable to be reached for comment.
However, Craig Smith, the attorney who represents the public library, confirmed that work has been temporary halted. He said the Frederich Construction has quit working on the project due to a disagreement over the contract. Smith said he could provide no other details.
Representatives from Frederich Construction were unable to be reached for comment. KAI Design & Build, the consultant and managing firm overseeing the project, also declined comment.
The expansion project would double the size of the library at 301 E. Lockwood Ave., according to an article in the Suburban Journals. The project includes a three-story, 11,000-square-foot addition to the rear of the building.
The library is temporarily housed at 3232 S. Brentwood Blvd. in Webster Groves.