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Construction underway to expand Geneva Library parking

Let the demolition begin.

Nearby a busy site as contractors work to clear property for a new Byrne Dairy store at the five-corners intersection, the former Touhey Insurance Building is coming down to make way for an improved library.

Not for Byrne Dairy, though. This new space will be expanded parking for the Geneva Library.

“The contractors are not onsite until the library and our architect confirm whether there is asbestos connected to duct-work under the slab that was revealed when the contractors started removing portions of the basement,” Library Director Chris Finger told the Finger Lakes Times. “We do not expect the delay for testing to dramatically impact the project timeline, which calls for demolition to be completed by the end of the month.”

Once this phase of the project is complete, stone will be brought in to the site to prepare for the actual parking lot.