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Kirkland: Monthly Update Archives
More than 350 people attended the expanded Kirkland Library opening celebration on Saturday, December 5. Once the doors officially opened, people were invited inside to tour the library and enjoy refreshments, including cookies provided by the Friends of the Library of Kirkland and cupcakes donated by Sweet Cakes. Free kettle corn was offered outside the library and giveaways included coloring books, book marks and ornaments with seeded paper that will grow wildflowers when planted.
Library construction is nearing completion, with fixtures and furniture currently being installed. The expanded and renovated library will reopen to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Saturday, Dec. 5, 10am. Once the doors open, residents are invited to tour the new facility and enjoy refreshments and an afternoon of musical programs and activities.
Construction continues and the project is on schedule, with an opening celebration set for Saturday, December 5, 2009.
The Library continues to be under construction and is anticipated to be completed in October. The interior of the library will then be prepared for the library to open to the public on Saturday, December 5, 2009.
The Library continues to be under construction and the expansion work is expected to be finished by October. At that point, KCLS staff can begin preparing the interior of the expanded library for the public opening, which is anticipated for early December 2009.
The library expansion work continues to be on schedule.
The Library expansion project is under way and on schedule. Temporary services are available at Park Place Books in the Park Place Shopping Center.
Construction of the expanded Kirkland Library is on schedule.
Construction work on the expanded library is under way. During the library closure, temporary services are available.
While the Library is under construction, temporary services are available at Park Place Books in the Park Place shopping center.
Construction on the library expansion and remodel project continues. Temporary library services are available at Park Place Books in the Park Place Shopping Center.
The Library closed Saturday, January 24 in preparation for the remodel and expansion project. The Library will relocate to a temporary site at Parkplace Books and construction will start the first week of February.
Kirtley Cole was the successful bidder for the project and contract negotiations are under way. The project is anticipated to start by mid-January. Once the library closes, temporary services will be offered at Park Place Books.
Bids were received for the Kirkland Library expansion project, several of which are very reasonable and are close to the projected project budget. The project will begin in January 2009.
The project documents are available for the general contractors’ bid preparation. Bids for the project are due in November.
The review of the building permit documents by city staff is nearing completion. The project will go out to bid in September, with construction anticipated to start in late December or early January.
City of Kirkland staff has almost completed the review of the building permit documents. KCLS expects to issue bid documents for the expansion and remodel in September. Construction work is anticipated to start in late 2008.
The architects continue to work on plans and specifications in preparation for the bidding of the library expansion and remodel project. City of Kirkland staff is close to completing their review of the permit documents. KCLS will be participating in the Sound Transit Public Open House on July 23. The architect and KCLS staff is in contact with Sound Transit to ensure that design of the library expansion is compatible with the design of the Kirkland Transit Center Project, located nearby.
The plans and specifications for the expanded and renovated Library are in the construction documents phase. The consultant team is refining the plans to ensure that construction costs are within allocated funding for the project. The building permit set is being prepared and is anticipated to be submitted to the City of Kirkland in June. Construction may start in the fall of 2008.
The plans and specifications for the expanded and renovated library are in the construction documents phase. The consultant team is refining the plans to ensure that construction costs are within allocated funding. The building permit plans are being prepared and will be submitted to the city the first week of June. KCLS anticipates starting construction in October 2008.
The design plans for the expanded and renovated Kirkland Library continue to progress. The consultant team is refining the plans to ensure that the overall project cost is within the allocated funding. The building permit plans are being prepared and will be submitted to the City of Kirkland in May. Current plans call for the start of construction in the Fall of 2008.
Detailed design work is progressing for the expanded and renovated Library. The consultant team is expected to submit for the building permit in May. Current plans call for the start of construction to be in October/November 2008.
The Ruffcorn Mott Hinthorne Stine design team has completed design development documents. A public meeting in early February was well attended by the community and construction is anticipated to start in October 2008. The Park Place Bookstore will provide temporary Library services until the expansion and renovation is completed.
Providing interim library service in downtown Kirkland during the duration of construction is being assessed, but many services must be temporarily put on hold. KCLS has received support and assistance from the City, the Chamber of Commerce and other community groups in locating potential temporary sites. There is one viable alternative that may allow us to provide some services in the downtown area once construction work starts. KCLS hopes to begin construction by the third quarter of the year. The next public meeting for the Kirkland expansion will be on February 4.
KCLS and the consultant team met with the City of Kirkland staff for a pre-submittal meeting. KCLS is proceeding with plans to expand the north end of the building as was originally intended when the library was built. The facility is modern enough to be in compliance with most of the current codes and city requirements. KCLS’ consultants also will meet with Sound Transit’s planning team in order to ensure that the design of the library expansion is compatible with the design of the nearby Kirkland Transit Center Project.
Ruffcorn Mott Hinthorne Stine was selected as the architect firm for the Kirkland Library expansion project. A public meeting was held on October 22 to gather input from the community about their ideas for the expanded facility.
Ruffcorn Mott Hinthorne Stine was selected for the Kirkland Library project by a panel that included a City Planner, a member of the Library Advisory Board and Board Member Richard Eadie.
The City of Kirkland is creating an inventory of public work likely to occur in the vicinity of the library and parking garage. Sound Transit has earmarked funds to develop a transit center on the west side of the library/garage. KCLS confirmed its plans for an addition of up to 5,000-square-feet to the library.