WASHINGTON (AP) — The popular International Spy Museum is pulling out of a planned redevelopment of Washington’s historic Carnegie Library that would have created a new home for the museum near the city’s convention center.
The museum had been working with the convention center authority Events DC on the proposed redevelopment since 2012. But the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board has not approved the project’s second major revision amid community objections to expanding the library’s footprint.READ MORE: Preakness Fans Happy To Watch Live Horse Racing Again At Pimlico
The museum and Events DC announced Tuesday they will no longer pursue redeveloping the library.READ MORE: Maryland Businesses Split On Whether Or Not To Keep Mask Mandates After CDC, Hogan Announcement
Museum spokesman Jason Werden says the museum needs space to grow and can’t move into the historic library without an expansion. The museum has a lease at its current location through early 2017. Now it’s looking for a new location.MORE NEWS: Maryland Foundation Earns Guinness World Record In Order To Bring Awareness About Suicide Prevention
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