Renton Downtown Library Construction Project
The planning and design process is underway for the renovated library at its current location. The new library will include more materials, computers, wireless access and areas for children and teens.
- Project Status: In progress
- Expected Construction Start Date: To be determined based on planning and permitting
- Location: 100 Mill Avenue South
- Architect: Miller Hull Architects
Most Recent Update:
Schematic designs that were within the project budget were presented at a public meeting on March 26. Based on feedback from the public, KCLS presented a second schematic design to the City Council on April 15 for a larger building that exceeded the budget. The City Council approved the expanded project scope and budget at the Renton City Council Meeting on April 29, 2013. According to the Council's motion: schematic design is approved for a renovated replacement library over the Cedar River, approximately 19,500 gross square feet in size, for a maximum city contribution amount not to exceed $10.4 million; the guiding principles established for the preliminary design phase have been fulfilled; the Administration will be directed to proceed with retaining consultant(s) to conduct an independent review of the preliminary project budget, perform a project cost audit during the construction phase and report results back to the Committee of the Whole; and the KCLS architecture team will be asked to consider adding a second door that opens from the entrance airlock area directly onto the bridge.
Last Updated: May 2, 2013