The old Logan Heights Library, which was built in 1927, is going to be restored.
Senator Ben Hueso (CA-40) and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria announced Wednesday they have secured $2.4 million from the state budget to restore the old Logan Heights Library.
"I believe there is no amount that is too much money to invest in education and it’s what continued to make California great," Hueso said.
Built in 1927, the old Logan Heights Library building is potentially historic and a landmark in the community.
For many years, it was the main library for the area. It provided a home away from home for generations of Barrio Logan and Logan Heights residents. After the new Logan Heights Branch Library opened in December 2009, the old building was no longer being used.
Now, the old library is in poor condition and needs structural upgrades, new plumbing and updated landscaping.
"We're going to make sure that we get in here and start making the structural and cosmetic repairs that are going to be necessary to make the community proud of this building once again," Mayor Todd Gloria said at a news conference Friday.
The city hopes with the renovations, they will be able to find a new use for the site.
"Working together with the community, with the senator [Hueso], with our councilmember and with our state delegation. We are going to create a new resource this community can count on for decades to come," Gloria said.