The Central Park Place development in Naperville is changing the look of a downtown block that holds the city’s first public library.

Coming into form is a four-story mixed-use center next to a renovation of the old Nichols Library, a local landmark that is being marketed as a restaurant space.

When complete, the development will mark a change for the property at 110 S. Washington St., which long has been occupied by the 122-year-old library, a Richardsonian Romanesque building of yellow brick and stone. Gone is the 1962 south addition to the library (it was torn down in 2018), and in its place, buildings with retail space on the first floor and condos above are coming together on schedule, a spokeswoman for owner and developer Great Central Properties III said.

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SOURCE ( Marie Wilson / Daily Herald )