Southwest Library Construction Updates

Southwest Library Construction Updates

Design process is underway

The Southwest Library, at 900 Wesley Place SW, is being rebuilt. The project is funded at $18 million.
The Library hosted a community meeting on Feb. 27 to share the latest designs, including exterior renderings and preliminary interior images.

View the presentation.
View the community comments.

View the previous presentation from the Dec. 14 community meeting.
View the Dec. 14 community comments.
The Library hosted the second community meeting on Sept. 26. The design team shared initial design ideas and gathered community feedback.

View the Sept. 26 presentation. 
View the Sept. 26 community comments.
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 July 11 meeting.

The design team conducted visioning exercises with the community and staff to gather ideas and inspiration for what they would like to see in their new library. See a compilation of the ideas.

Community Visioning Exercise
Staff Visioning Exercise

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

Adult Focus Groups
Parent Focus Groups
Senior Focus Group