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Covington: Monthly Update Archives
Construction work to expand and renovate the Covington Library is quickly nearing completion and the library will open to the public with a ribbon cutting and open house on Saturday, March 8, 2008. A variety of musical performances and children’s activities will follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including entertainment by Radio Disney as well as face painting, stilt-walkers and costumed characters inside the library.
The project will be substantially completed by the end of January, with the final touches finished in February. Shelving and fixtures are being installed and the LED sculpture that was designed for the library is being installed in the new community room. The library will reopen with a celebration on Saturday, March 8, 10am. Enjoy festivities, programs and a dedication ceremony as the doors open.
All furnishings, shelving and lighting has been ordered for the library and some furniture and light fixtures have already arrived. The opening celebration date has been set for March 8, 2008.
Work on the expansion continues. Furnishings are being ordered for the library interior, to meet library storage requirements while also enhancing the display of materials. Some of the furnishings, such as the lighting, were selected for their energy efficiency.
Construction continues while the library is closed. The project is anticipated to be finished by the end of the year, in time for the library to reopen in January-February 2008. The public has been notified about the temporary library closing and patrons are encouraged to use other nearby libraries while the final phase of work is being completed.
Construction is under way for the expansion of the library, which will be closed to the public on September 10 and will reopen in early 2008.
Construction is under way for the expansion and remodel of the library. The project is on schedule with no anticipated delays . There will be a three month closure of the library from September through Thanksgiving of this year.
Construction began for the expansion and remodel of the existing library. The current schedule anticipates that the work will be completed in December 2007. There will be a three month closure from September through Thanksgiving of 2007.
Construction began for the expansion and remodel of the existing library. The current schedule projects that the work will be completed in December 2007. There will be a three month closure from September through Thanksgiving of 2007.
KCLS has a permit and construction will start on March 26. Extended library closures will occur in September 2007 through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Graham Construction, the successful bidder of this $4.1 million project, is working on the schedule. Construction is scheduled to start in early March provided comments are received back from the Health Department and permits are received. Staff has been working to complete the furniture specifications, which will be sent to the architect for assembly into a bid document.
FMS staff has been working with Integrus Architects to resolve addenda items in the documents. Bids will be received this month for the Covington Library expansion.
Final additions have been made to the construction documents that are scheduled to go to bid the week of December 18. Bids are due January 25, 2007.
The health department has rejected the design of the new septic system for the expanded library. The engineer is revising the design.
Test pits have been dug and reviewed by the King County Health Department. The permit for the new septic system should be issued by December.
Obtaining a building permit in Covington has been a challenge. The design of that expansion project has been complete for a number of months. Early in the year, KCLS staff met with the City Manager and several building officials to map out a strategy to get the project reviewed and permitted in a timely manner. Unfortunately, the officials we met with, including the City Manager, no longer work at Covington. Therefore, it has taken much longer to start the permitting process than anticipated. The interim City Manager is helping move the process along and the City has hired additional staff to process permits. Hopefully, the project will still begin before the end of the year. The septic system for the expanded library is currently being designed.
Engineering drawings are under review by the City. An agreement with the Covington Fire Marshall has been reached and additional text will be added to the parking lot entrance sign. Construction in anticipated this fall.
Drawings are still under review by the City. Bidding is anticipated in late July with construction starting in August.
The 95% Owner/Architectural Review is complete and final drawings will go in for permit mid-June. This project will be bid in late July or early August. Construction would start in September. This will be a phased project. The architect is working with the City of possible sewer hookup.
• The Owner/Architectural Review is completed and final drawings are going in for permitting in mid-May.
• KCLS anticipates bidding this project in late July or early August, with construction starting in early September.
Covington Library Expansion Community Meeting #3: April 20, 2005
Covington Library Expansion Community Meeting #1: March 16, 2005
The project documents were delivered to the City to begin the permit process. A recent cost estimate indicates that the plans are within the approved cost amount.
Integrus Architects prepared plans and specification to the 95% level contract documents. The project will now be submitted for Site Plan Approval from the City of Covington. Preliminary discussions have taken place with City department representatives that indicate there will need to be a good deal of discussion to successfully navigate the permitting process and requirements.
The Covington Library project has moved into the final phases of design work. Details are being created for the interiors, exteriors and building system extensions. Furniture and artwork will be the final elements to be included. Pre-application meetings with the City’s building departments have occurred to allow staff representing the City to discuss the project with the architects and the engineers regarding the City’s design codes and standards. Public Works, Fire, Building Codes and other departments may be involved. There are several items on our site that do not currently conform to City’s standards.
Work continues in developing the plans for the building and to prepare the various applications for permits required by the City of Covington.
The Integrus Architects have completed plans and specification to the 95% level design development. KCLS staff is reviewing and commenting on them. “Notice to Proceed” on contract documents will be issued following the plan revisions and receipt of an updated cost estimate.
The project design development phase has been initiated. Following review of the new maximum allowable construction cost (MACC) by the Board, the project budget, architects and other consultant fees will be revised.
The expanded library is taking shape in plans. The schematic design phase will begin shortly and should move quickly as many of the key decisions have been made about the space plan and the general direction for the design intentions. Plans currently include a presentation and discussion with the Board in August.
Schematic design plans for the expanded and renovated library are taking shape following a series of meetings and extensive discussions with KCLS staff.
Preliminary space planning has begun for the expansion of the Covington Library with a series of meetings to conceptualize the new plan. KCLS will aim to use 10,000-square-feet of new space to increase the amount of seating and programming areas.
Public participation regarding the expanded and updated Covington Library has proven interesting and informative. Pomegranate Center representatives will attend the Board Meeting to discuss their impressions of the process and show the preferred layout of space from the three public meetings.
Integrus Architects, the Pomegranate Center (a non-profit facilitator of community interaction) and KCLS staff are working together to hold a series of community meetings to create more community ownership of the expanded library facility. Their will be three public meetings and an equal number of coordinating meetings with the architects and key staff members.
Integrus Architects, Pomegranate Center and KCLS staff are working to develop concepts for community gathering places and integration of these concepts into the library’s plans. A series of community meetings have been planned to develop the key concepts to inform the types of changes that are needed at Covington Library and incorporate the latest ideas about creating people friendly spaces. The first meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2005 at the Covington Library.
Plans are taking shape for the expansion and renovation of the Covington Library. Integrus Architects were will continue to develop the plans for this project and will be teamed with Pomegranate Center to develop concepts for community gathering places and integration of these concepts into the building plans. Community meetings are tentatively planned for mid-February.