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The expansion of the parking lot was completed and the grand opening celebration was held on October 6, 2007. Due to inclement weather, the overlay of the existing lot and striping will take place in spring of 2008.
Work to expand the parking lot at the library is under way. The work includes completing clearing and grading, installing a temporary ramp, excavation for the storm water vault and the initial set up of concrete forms. The new parking lot should be completed by September 21.
Work started to expand the parking lot, including clearing and grading, installation of a temporary ramp and excavation for the storm water vault and the initial set-up of concrete forms (expected completion is Sept. 21).
The expanded parking lot work was bid this month. The bids came in at $925,000. Construction should start July 2007 and be complete prior to December. Huttebull and Oremus were selected as the architect firm for the project.
The permit is ready for the expansion of the parking lot. The Bid package will go out the week of May 20. Construction should begin in late June or early July 2007.
This parking expansion project is in for permitting. Construction in estimated to start in June 2007 and be complete in December 2007. Huttebull and Oremus were selected as the architectural firm for this project.
A community meeting was held on February 1 as part of the permit process with the City for the parking expansion. Construction drawings are underway. If the city review process goes as scheduled, construction would occur in early summer.
The final schematics for the parking lot expansion were well received at a public meeting held November 9. A pre-application meeting with the City of Shoreline is scheduled for Friday, December 15. Bid documents will be created in first quarter of 2007 with construction starting summer 2007.
KCLS hosted a public meeting at the Shoreline Library regarding the parking lot expansion. At this meeting the consultants recommended a surface lot solution which included the expansion of many of the existing parking spaces. The Shoreline Library Advisory Board received the report favorably. The consultants will also rework the area near the entrance to the library to ensure people can cross the driveway safely.
Another public meeting is being scheduled in Shoreline regarding options for expanded parking.
Four design options for parking were given to the Library Advisory Board and public on July 12. Concerns were raised about the safety and security of a parking structure. The strongest support shown was for a surface lot with some modifications of the current lot. The Advisory Board felt that wider spots would be helpful especially since the parking expansion would increase the overall number of parking spots. In consultation with staff, the architects will revise the alternatives based on the input from the meeting. After the Shoreline Library Advisory Board has weighed in on the revised plans, the project will come to the Board of Trustees for final approval later this year.
- Parking Expansion Concept Details
- Surface Parking Lot Concepts
- Parking Structure Concept
The parking lot survey has been forwarded to the architect. A meeting to discuss the new parking lot concept and design was held with the Advisory Board on May 11 and with the Friends of the Library on May 17. Both parties were interested in the project and anxious to see the drawings. There will be a public meeting on July 12, 7pm to review conceptual designs.
The properties adjacent to the Shoreline Library have been demolished. A topography survey took place early April. The parking expansion design should be complete by June with construction to take place in the fall.
The properties next door to the Shoreline Library have had the asbestos abatement completed and the first of the three homes was demolished on March 16. The entire removal/clean-up process is scheduled to be completed by March 24. A vendor from the Urban Leagues’ CDCC is performing this work. The topography survey will take place first week in April. We anticipate having design work completed by May with construction of the additional parking to take place in fall of 2006.
KCLS is working to obtain the permit to tear down, level and fence the three residential parcels. The properties will be monitored to prevent unauthorized/unlawful access.
KCLS now owns three residential parcels west of the existing driveway to the Shoreline Library. One of the houses is vacant and two of them are occupied until the former owners can relocate to their new residences (no later than December 2005).
KCLS is now the owner of the residence located at 329 175th Avenue NW in Shoreline. The seller is in the process of removing personal possessions and some recently planted shrubs. KCLS expects to have possession by mid-May.
Negotiations continue with the adjoining property owners in Shoreline. The City Planning Department was contacted and has forwarded information about their comprehensive plan and zoning designations. Additional parking will likely be a conditional use that will require City approval in order to proceed.
An abbreviated feasibility study will be completed in March to examine parking alternatives for the library. Determinations about the amount of land to be purchased depend on this information. The consultants were asked to look at a structured parking solution and the addition surface parking.