The first project to be completed in a comprehensive Barry County facility improvement plan is the former U.S. Post Office/Hastings Library/community building at 121 Court Street in the city.
Barry County Commissioners are inviting the public to an Open House Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to showcase the successful renovation project.
The refurbished building now holds the Michigan State University Extension offices, the county IT Department and its equipment and features a large community meeting room. The commission will hold its committee of the whole meeting before the open house from 9 to 10 a.m. There will be light refreshments.
The commission has tentatively named the former library the Cabinet Building. Barry County is one of 10 “Cabinet Counties" in Southwest Michigan named after members of then-President Andrew Jackson’s cabinet.
The former U.S. Post Office/Hastings Library is tentatively named the Cabinet Building.