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The new Fall City Library opened to the community on Saturday, May 3, 10am. More than 175 people gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.
Construction is nearing completion and the new library will open on Saturday, May 3, 10am, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.
Construction work continues to be on schedule and the library will celebrate the new opening on Saturday, May 3, 2008, 10am.
Construction of the new Fall City Library continues. An opening date is anticipated for May 2008.
Construction continues on the new 5,000 square foot Fall City Library.
Construction work continues and the new library is anticipated to open in the summer of 2008.
Construction of the new 5,000 square foot library is underway with completion estimated for the 2nd quarter of 2008.
A building permit was received on October 22, so construction of the new 5,000 square foot library is now underway.
To serve patrons while the new library is under construction, a holds pick-up service is currently being offered at a temporary facility known as River’s Edge.
Holds pick-up service is currently being provided at a temporary facility known as River’s Edge. Preliminary grading and subsurface work started on the site. The contractor anticipates receiving a permit from King County to begin building construction in August.
Holds pick-up is being provided at a temporary facility known as River’s Edge. Preliminary grading and subsurface work started on site and the contractor is waiting on a permit from King County to start building construction, which we anticipate receiving in August.
A large turnout in a small community is a good indicator that residents in Fall City enjoyed the library groundbreaking event Wednesday afternoon, June 13. Just shortly after school let out for the day, a crowd of more than 100 children and adults gathered at the site of the former Fall City Library- which is where the new 5,000 square foot library will soon be built. The library officially closed on May 13 for demolition work. As children donned kid-sized yellow hard hats and were handed small yellow shovels, sixth-grade trumpet and saxophone players from the Chief Kanim Middle School Band entertained the growing crowd.
After the crowd took seats - with many people still standing in the back - KCLS Director Bill Ptacek warmly welcomed everyone and gave an overview of the $2.7 million project, which is part of the $172 million capital replacement bond approved by voters in 2004.
Librarian Michele Drovdahl introduced Fall City Library staff and Vanessa Allen, President of the Fall City Community Association, and Leona Hollis, with Friends of the Library, said a few words. Contractors and architects also voiced their excitement for the soon-to-be-built library.
When it came time for the ceremonial digging, children with small shovels joined dignitaries with gold shovels in turning the earth. Following the ceremony, the crowd enjoyed refreshments and picked-up free book bags, coloring books and small pieces of wrapped brick from the recently demolished library.
The current library was relocated on May 12 to a temporary site in Rivers’ Edge (a retail store located at 33707 SE Redmond/Fall City Road). The old library building will be torn down and the new library built on the same site. KCLS will operate from this site until the new library is complete in December 2007.
Beginning May 12, 2007, the existing library will close for demolition and construction of a new library on the same site. Patrons will be able to pick-up holds and drop off of materials at “The Rivers Edge,” a retail store at 33707 SE Redmond/Fall City Road. It is a green colored building about two blocks east of the existing library on the same side of the street. The hours are yet to be determined. KCLS will operate from this site until the new library is completed in December 2007.
Updated rendering of library design
The contractor and architect are in the process of completing the site application permit documents for King County to review. The permitting process may take considerably longer because the site is under the jurisdiction of King County.
Miller-Hull Partnership intends to submit a permit application to King County by the end of 2006. King County requires a well developed set of plans prior to processing the application.
Miller-Hull Partnership is working to complete the permit application for King County Department of Development.
A public meeting is scheduled for October 25, 2006 to solicit final citizen input regarding the design of the new library. The contractor/architect team will then complete a permit set for submittal to King County.
A public meeting for Fall City is being scheduled to follow-up on the design of the library.
Design work will be underway in September with the goal of submitting a permit application set to King County as soon as possible. A public meeting to present the plans will be scheduled as soon as drawings are complete.
A public meeting was held at the Fall City Fire Station. Attendance was much stronger than the first meeting with more than 35 members of the public participating.
KCLS held three community meetings this month about the design of new Snoqualmie, Fall City and Carnation libraries (three of five libraries in the Design/Build project). The postcard notices arrived late due to an error by the mail-house, so another meeting has been scheduled for July to give those who didn’t receive notice in time another opportunity to interact with the contractor/architect team.
Exterior image of the Fall City Library
On March 6, a team of 10 jurists will hear presentations by the best and final contractor teams. Following the interviews, the consultants will be present with conceptual designs for an open house at the Service Center. The best and final proposals will be evaluated for cost, quality of design and distinctive community elements.
Donald King Architects (DKA) has been selected to prepare the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the five libraries in the design-build group: Black Diamond, Muckleshoot, Carnation, Fall City and Snoqualmie libraries. DKA has assembled the documents necessary to issue a package for contractors to understand the scope and locations for the projects. The current plans call for completion of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by the end of October. The overall goal is to have the contractor team selected and under contract by March 2006.