The Astoria City Council will likely weigh a mixed-use development project with a library and housing at Heritage Square in December.
City staff and a consultant had hoped to present options to the council in November, but Kevin Cronin, the city’s community development director, said staff would likely need more time to prepare.
Cronin told the city’s Planning Commission Tuesday night that staff would also likely give the council high-level cost estimates for the mixed-use project.
At an open house last week, residents gave the city feedback on three potential variations for a library and housing along 12th Street and Exchange Street, with open space along Duane Street. The city has previously discussed a possible amphitheater for the square, which is scarred by an open pit with contaminated soil.
The city wants to use a new library as the foundation for redevelopment at Heritage Square. A previous plan called for renovating the aging library at 10th Street and expanding into the vacant Waldorf Hotel, but preservationists objected.