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A similar sentiment was echoed by project leaders at the Greenbridge Construction Kick-off on the afternoon of November 28. Those involved in planning the Greenbridge Community say the development will positively impact the diverse community.
“This isn’t just a building, it’s building a community,” said KCLS Director Bill Ptacek to the crowd of 50 people who gathered at the Wiley Community Center, located near the construction site in White Center.
The Greenbridge Community is a unique partnership. A new 2,500 square foot Greenbridge Library Connection will be located in leased space as part of a Learning Center planned by the YWCA, which is the lead agency in the project. The $1 million library will include a small collection of materials and computers and will be located at 9720 Eighth Avenue SW, White Center.
The development also will include affordable housing planned by the King County Housing Authority and other services for low-to-medium income households.
It was several years ago when the idea for the partnership first surfaced, said Ptacek, adding that the YWCA was instrumental in pursuing the vision for the learning center.
“In what more appropriate place could the library be located?” Ptacek said. “Historically, libraries are places where people come and learn to be citizens.”
The new library and YWCA will positively impact the community said Stephen Norman, King County Housing Authority CEO, who discussed the housing development planned for the community.
“I look forward to the ribbon cutting and the new library, which will triple the book usage in the community,” Norman said. “It is a welcome addition.”