The heart of Arlington is about to undergo a significant transformation. The George W. Hawkes Central Library will be torn down during the Fall of 2014 to make way for two high-quality developments. The Central Library will be reconstructed on the City Hall block, and will include 80,000 square feet of space, an new public plaza and state-of-the-art community meeting rooms. This $25 million project will complement the the City Center mixed-use project, which is slated for the existing library block. The approximately $30 million project is anticipated to include 27,000 square feet of office, 9,000 square feet of retail and 268 market-rate urban residential space. The project will also include a 600 space structured parking garage.