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Capital Bond Improvement Projects
Delivering on a Promise to Voters:
See what we’ve accomplished during the first eight years of the KCLS Capital Improvement Plan: 11 new libraries have opened, ten libraries have been expanded and seven libraries have been renovated, in addition to many other enhancements throughout the System.
With approximately two years remaining of the decade-long building program, KCLS continues to plan ahead to ensure that all projects identified in the Capital Improvement Plan are completed. Prior to the passage of the $172 million Capital Bond in 2004, which was strongly supported by residents, the Capital Improvement Plan was developed through extensive community outreach, involvement and discussion. The Capital Improvement Plan includes enhancements for all KCLS libraries and construction is currently underway at many libraries. Some community libraries may experience temporary Modified Services during library construction.
Prudent financial management will optimize funding for all projects in the Capital Improvement Plan. Although rising construction costs necessitated modifications to some library improvement projects in the past few years, the construction environment appears favorable for completing the remainder of projects. KCLS staff and the Board proactively developed Strategic Planning Guidelines to help guide decisions for each project.