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Carnation: Monthly Update Archives
The new Carnation Library opened to the community with a ribbon cutting and open house on January 31, 2009.
Construction continues and the project is on schedule, with shelving expected to be installed the first week of December. The new library ribbon cutting and open house is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 10am.
Construction continues and the project is on schedule. Interior painting was recently completed and a preliminary move-in schedule is being coordinated. Substantial completion is scheduled for December 2008 and the Library is anticipated to open in January 2009.
Construction of the new library is on schedule. Substantial completion is anticipated in December 2008.
Construction of the new library continues with substantial completion anticipated in January 2009.
Construction continues with substantial completion scheduled for January 2009.
More than 250 people gathered to celebrate the start of construction on the afternoon of Thursday, July 24. Those in attendance enjoyed giveaways, refreshments and kid-friendly music. The 5,000 square foot Carnation Library will be the final library constructed as a design-build project. Preliminary building construction is already underway and substantial completion is scheduled for December 2008.
The Carnation Library closed June 11 and demolition of the existing building started the week of June 16. Patrons may pick up holds, use computers and access a small collection of materials at a temporary library location at the nearby senior center, located at 4610 Stephens Avenue.
It is anticipated that the building permit for the new library will be received in early June. KCLS is working through the final details of frontage improvements with the City.
The closing date for the Carnation Library has been postponed until a building permit is approved by the city. There are street frontage improvement issues that need to be addressed with the city before a building permit can be issued.
There is an application in for the building permit. The design team is still responding to comments from the City. Construction of the new library is anticipated to begin May 5, following the completion of the Fall City Library.
The design team continues to respond to comments from the City regarding the building permit. Construction of the new Carnation Library is anticipated to begin following the completion of the Fall City Library in May 2008.
The design team is still responding to comments from the city after a building permit application was submitted. Construction is anticipated to begin following the completion of the Fall City Library (expected late Spring 2008).
The project design team continues to respond to comments from the city following the submittal of a building permit application. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2008.
The project design team is responding to comments from the City following the application for a building permit. Construction of the new library is anticipated to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2008.
An application for a building permit has been submitted and the project design team is responding to comments from the City. Construction of the new library is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2008.
The design and city permit review documents are being assembled. A groundbreaking celebration (date TBD) will herald the start of construction, anticipated to begin following the completion of the Fall City Library in spring of 2008.
Design is under way for the replacement and expansion of the library. Construction will start after the completion of the Fall City Library.
The Capital Plan calls for the replacement of the current library with a 5,000-square-foot facility. KCLS staff is looking for a temporary service location during construction, which is expected to begin late in 2007 after permits are issued. A public meeting is scheduled for June 14, 6:30–8pm at Carnation City Hall.
The Capital Plan calls for the replacement of the current library with a 5,000 square foot facility. This month, KCLS and the City of Carnation finalized the sale of the library site to the Library District. When it was originally constructed, the City of Carnation contributed the site for library use. The new construction will require the closure of the library at the current site for several months. KCLS staff is looking for a temporary location to serve as a library service point during construction, which is anticipated to begin late in 2007 after permits are issued by the City
The Request for Real Estate Developers to co-develop the sites yielded no letters of interest. Instead, KCLS will work towards developing plans on the sites in these communities that leaves room on the site for another use. The architectural consultants were selected previously and will be asked to prepare schedules for each project.
The Request for Qualifications was issued to attract a real estate developer to work with KCLS on this project. Letters of interest from developers are due March 15, 2007.
KCLS staff has been working to prepare a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for developers for these projects. The goal is to work with a developer to gain maximum value for the community and for the library district.
Representatives from the area worked with a KCLS Trustee and staff to interview several architectural teams before agreeing to select Johnston Architects to design the new Duvall Library. Initial work to gather information about the City’s Comprehensive Plan and vision for the area of the town has begun.
Architectural interviews were held on Friday, October 20, 2006. Three community representatives joined the KCLS staff, administration and a KCLS Trustees in determining the preferred consultant for the design work. Johnston Architects were selected from a field of five consultant teams interviewed. Johnston Architects has been involved in dozens of library projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. The lead architects in the firm have significant depth of experience in public processes and community interaction. KCLS and the architects will now complete a contract for services including the schedule and budget parameters. Public meetings will be planned to include the broadest participation possible.
KCLS advertised for qualified architects and engineers interested in planning and designing the new Duvall Library. KCLS received 14 qualified submittals. The submittals will now be reviewed and a short list developed by KCLS staff. A panel of staff and community representatives, as well as a KCLS Trustee will then interview the short list of firms.
KCLS now owns more than an acre of land in Duvall located at 14810 Main Street. Staff is organizing the demolition and clearing of the house, garage and barn on the site. The next step is to seek architect engineering teams through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The current plan is to issue this RFQ in August. Interviews will likely occur in mid-to-late September.
KCLS issued the notice of intent to purchase the property for the new library. The sale should close by June 30, 2006. KCLS has been represented by Pacific Real Estate Partners and attorneys from Preston Gates & Ellis.
KCLS issued the notice of intent to purchase property. Closing is set for June 30, 2006.
The sale of the property for the library is expected to close the last week of April. The property line encroachments on the north and south side of the parcel will be accepted by KCLS. The south boundary line encroachments will be resolved when the structures are demolished. The north boundary line encroachments will involve KCLS and the neighboring property owner discussing possible resolutions.
KCLS expects to close the sale in April for the proposed library parcel. The closing date will be later in the month due to objections KCLS had about the survey and title. We are waiting to hear from the sellers how they would propose resolving these issues.
The real estate purchase and sale agreement was received in January with the signatures of both sellers. The survey was completed and KCLS is waiting for the level one environmental assessment to be finalized. The closing date for the purchase is anticipated to be on or about April 5, 2006.
The purchase and sale agreement for the site at 14810 Main Street was received in January with the sellers’ signatures. A survey and level one environmental assessment was ordered. The purchase is anticipated to close by April 5, 2006.
The Purchase and Sales Agreement for the Hibble Hill Property has gone between attorney’s offices during the past month. We hope to have a signed agreement by the end of this month.
A Purchase and Sale Agreement was delivered to the owners of the property at 14800 Main Street in Duvall. KCLS will need to move into due diligence for the acquisition.
During September, the seller of property located at Main and Cherry has changed the terms and conditions of the sale. Pacific Real Estate Partners, City of Duvall staff and others have tried to reason with the seller. As a back up to this transaction, KCLS has provided a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the owners of the secondary site preference made at the past Board meeting (a 2.5 acre parcel located on Main near Kennedy.
The KCLS Board will review the three potential sites that were the subject of a public meeting on August 22, 2005. Following the Board’s assessment, KCLS will begin work on the due diligence necessary for site acquisition.
Site selection has picked up energy as City staff and officials become involved in the process. A recent meeting them with provided insights and understanding about the KCLS Site Selection Policy. KCLS will have 2-3 sites, each with challenges and opportunities, under contract by August’s public meeting.
Pacific Real Estate Partners has sent letters of interest to property owners that have land that meets the Library’s First phase of screening in the Site Selection Criteria.
Pacific Real Estate Partners has developed a list of properties for KCLS to review for potential library sites along Highway 203.
Pacific Real Estate Partners has begun to look for potential library sites. The Duvall Library Advisory Board and City staff prepared a preliminary list of potential sites.
Pacific Real Estate Partners has agreed to look for potential library sites along Highway 203 in Duvall. The Duvall Library Advisory Board and City staff prepared a preliminary list of potential sites.