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Plante Moran Cresa helps library meet needs of community by reducing costs of expansion

December 27, 2013 Case Study 1 min read
Novi Public Library had outgrown its facility and wanted to expand on its existing site, but funding was a challenge.

The challenge

Novi Public Library had outgrown its facility and wanted to expand on its existing site. After the previous attempt to approach the community for a millage increase was defeated, the library engaged Plante Moran Cresa (PMC) to assist in analyzing the previous proposed program and create a new plan that met facility needs and maximized public funds.

The solution

PMC reviewed the library’s original project plan and identified cost savings of $3 million — without impacting proposed library programs. PMC then modeled operational costs for a new facility and identified options for further cost reduction.  

The benefit

The team conducted research to gauge community acceptance of a new project, which was then approved. The library then proceeded with the $16 million, 60,000-square-foot expansion.

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