At the bottom of this article in the QCTimes there's a section about the supposedly upcoming east side branch library. Apparently our fine alderman are reconsidering, but hopefully just the prime location. The article doesn't say anything about building the library in a different place, so I'm not sure what the plan is. It sounds like Lynn and others have decided that the current planned location for it is too valuable as commercial property to "waste" it on the library. I don't necessarily disagree, as there's no need for a library to be highly visible like a business. My only question, which the article doesn't answer, is where would they put it instead?
If Lynn is in favor of not building the east side branch that Davenport residents voted for, then between that and his landlord deal, he truly deserves to be sent packing next election.
Update: According to Alderman Frink, the proposed library is not in danger, and "the park, library, residential, are all still the works, however commercial is all that will be featured on the 53rd St. frontage. The remainder will be N of the new 54th St and W of Eastern."