STANFORD - Stanford City Council took the first step in what will eventually result in the permanent closing of Plum and Church streets.
Dr. Naren James, serving on the building and fundraising committee of Harvey Helm Memorial Library, and Julian Gander, secretary of the library board, presented both a sketch of the front of the new library and a bird's-eye view of the proposed facility.
"Plum Street is in our plans already," James said.
He and Gander approached the council to ensure proper steps were taken so they could rightfully construct over the street. Church Street would be partially affected, but also closed. The new library will be built on the land behind First Southern National Street, the front facing Lancaster Street.
City Attorney Carol Hill said the process appears pretty simple. She said the law states notifications must be sent to surrounding landowners who must give written consent.