Building Projects - Lewis & Clark Branch

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Lewis & Clark Construction (photo)

Project Status:

New building in progress. The current building closed for construction on April 4. 2015. Patrons should visit the Florissant Valley Branch to pick up their holds during the temporary closure. 

Expected Completion Date:

October 2015

Project Details:

The current Lewis & Clark Branch opened to the public in 1963. The building is 16,000 square feet on two floors and has undergone several renovations over the years, but is no longer considered practical for a modern library. Space restrictions, the lack of study rooms, quiet spaces and seating throughout the branch, and the need for more computers are the most common issues cited by patrons at this location. The Facilities Master Plan recommends constructing a new 20,000 square foot building on the present site.

Photos:

View photos of the construction progress.

Amenities:

-Three different computing areas (including an instructional lab)
-Expanded children's area with a program and crafts center
-Space for teens
-A business center featuring fax and copy machines
-Multiple study rooms
-A meeting room
-Improved green space outside of the branch 

Architect:

KAI

Preliminary Budget:

$6.5 million 

Events:

Two community forums were held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the current Lewis & Clark Branch. 

Groundbreaking ceremony held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the construction site.

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