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Woodmont: Monthly Update Archives
Construction is complete and the library opened to the community on Saturday, July 26 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the expanded and renovated community building and enjoyed refreshments, giveaways, music from Suzuki Harp Northwest, entertainment by Radio Disney and balloon animals created by Lolo the Clown.
Construction is on schedule and the Library will open to the community with a ribbon cutting and open house on Saturday, July 26,10am.
Construction of the new library is on schedule. The Library is scheduled to open Saturday, July 26, 10am.
The expansion and renovation project is on schedule and the library is anticipated to reopen in summer 2008.
Construction of the new library continues to be on schedule. The Library is anticipated to reopen by summer 2008.
Construction work is on schedule and the Woodmont Library is anticipated to reopen in summer 2008.
Construction is on schedule and the library is anticipated to reopen in the summer of 2008.
Progress on the library expansion continues with completion expected by 2nd quarter 2008.
Construction started on July 16 and the library will be closed for about 10 months. During the closure, KCLS has acquired access at the nearby school property for the Summer Reading Program. Holds can be picked up at the Des Moines library.
Construction started on July 16 with the library now closed for about 10 months. KCLS has acquired access to the nearby school property for temporary library operations during the summer months. A temporary trailer for holds pick-up and materials drop-off was anticipated; however, KCLS was unable to meet permitting requirements at the City of Des Moines.
Public bids were received for the work to expand and renovate this library. The low bidder was Lease Crutcher Lewis in the amount of $2,532,000. The 4,800-square-foot expansion of the existing 5,250-square-foot building will be disruptive to normal public services resulting in the closure of the library for about 10 months staring July 1. During the closure, KCLS has acquired access to the nearby school property for a temporary library operation during the summer months. A temporary trailer will be on site with limited services and hours to receive returns and for holds pick up.
The bids for the Woodmont Library expansion came in at $58,000 more than our estimate. Luckily, KCLS can manage this level of increased cost, especially since the next lowest bid was $900,000 more than the estimate. The Woodmont Library will be closed on July 1 to allow construction to begin. In the interim, Summer Reading activities will be hosted by a nearby elementary school. Minimal library services will be available in an onsite trailer. The new and expanded library should reopen next spring.
Construction drawings for this expansion have been reviewed and should be available for public bid in late April. Current plans call for the library to be closed for up to nine months. The 4,800 square foot expansion of the existing 5,250 square foot building will be disruptive to normal public services since the power and other utilities will be disconnected for lengthy periods of time.
Permitting is under way for the Woodmont Library expansion (with the City of Des Moines).
Design development drawings are complete. The interior color palette is being developed. Bids will go out in the first quarter of 2007 with construction starting in April or early May.
The schematic design documents have been completed and the project will go out to bid in the first quarter of 2007.
A second public meeting regarding the design of the expanded Woodmont Library was held on August 10. There was almost universal support for the design presented at last month’s Board meeting. We were able to explain to attendees that some elements may have to be scaled back because the current cost estimates are $1.4 million over budget. There was support for foregoing the parking lot expansion as the current lot meets code requirements and could be expanded at a later date.
A second public meeting is scheduled for August 10 to review the floor plan, which is in the final stages. Exterior materials are being identified.
Miller Hayashi was the successful architect chosen for this 4,800 square foot expansion of the existing library. A meeting was held Thursday, April 20 for initial design input from the public. Comments have been received and are being incorporated into design specifications. Ongoing by-weekly meetings are underway. Floor plans are progressing. Preliminary costs estimates are in. Construction will occur in 2007.
The expansion of the existing library by 4,800-square-feet will be designed by architects from Miller Hayashi. We are in the process of preparing contract documents. A public meeting was held on Thursday April 20 for initial design input. Those comments are being incorporated into design specifications. Ongoing bi-weekly meetings are underway. Construction will begin in 2007.
The 4,800 square-foot expansion of the existing library will be designed by architect Miller Hayashi. KCLS is in the process of preparing contract documents. A public meeting regarding the building design occurred Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm. Construction will begin in 2007.
Miller Hayashi was the successful architect chosen to design the 4,800-square-foot expansion of the existing library. KCLS is in the process of preparing contract documents. Public meetings will be held in April for initial design input. Construction will begin in 2007.
Miller Hayashi Architects was chosen for the Woodmont Library expansion project from a short list of four candidates.
Four finalists were short listed for the Woodmont Library expansion. The finalists (Koppe Wagner, Miller Hyashi, PatanoHaferman and Streeter) will be interviewed on Wednesday, January 11.
Advertisements for architects to submit their statements of qualifications brought in 14 submittal packages. The committee to interview and select the finalist should plan to be assembled by mid-December for interviews as early as can be scheduled.