Southwest Library Construction Updates

Southwest Library Construction Updates

Design process has begun

The Southwest Library, at 900 Wesley Place SW, is being rebuilt. The project is funded at $18 million.

The Library hosted the first community meeting, Tuesday, July 11 where residents had the opportunity to meet the design team, learn about the project schedule and share ideas. View the presentation from the meeting.

The Library has selected Perkins+Will and Turner Construction as the design/build team for the new Southwest library.  Read more about the selection process here. The building will be designed to achieve LEED Gold certification for environmental design, integrating energy and water conservation strategies and environmentally responsive materials, sourced regionally.

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Community Engagement

The Library is seeking community engagement throughout the design process including meetings, surveys, focus groups and online feedback. If you are interested in participating in a focus group, please contact Martha Saccocio at

To date, the Library has hosted 5 focus groups. See comments from focus groups.

Adult Focus Groups
Parent Focus Groups