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May 20, 2004

Dozens of library projects on tap for Seattle, King County

 Maple Valley Library
Photo courtesy of the King County Library System
The Maple Valley Library, designed by Johnston Architects, was completed for the King County Library System in 2001. The project has received local and national recognition, including a 2002 national Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.

As Seattle Public Library puts the finishing touches on the centerpiece of its $196.4 million “Libraries for All” capital program, the King County Library System is gearing up for a big capital program of its own.

With a $67 million capital improvement bond set to expire after 2007, the library system plans go before King County voters on Sept. 14 to seek approval for a $172 million bond.

Under the proposal, all 42 of the county's libraries would be expanded, improved or replaced between 2006 and 2015. The system includes areas outside Seattle, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point, Renton and Enumclaw.

Between 1988 and 2001, King County's current bond funded 13 new libraries and expanded five others.

Under Seattle's capital program, eight projects have been completed, including the new central library.

If King County's bond proposal passes, the Seattle-King County area can expect to see at least 62 library projects over the next decade.

Here's a partial list of what's on tap:

Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library projects funded by the $196.4 million "Libraries for All" capital program:

2004 completions

BEACON HILL

Project: Replacement

Size: 10,400 square feet

Cost: $ 5.4 million

Architect: Carlson Architects

Contractor: Steele Corp.



COLUMBIA

Project: Expansion

Size : 5,600 square feet

Cost: $ 3.5 million

Architect: Cardwell Architects

Contractor: Graham Contracting



HIGH POINT

Project: Replacement

Size: 7,000 square feet

Cost: $3.3 million

Architect: Miller Hayashi Architects

Contractor: Cope Construction Co.



NORTH EAST

Project: Expansion

Size : 8,000 square feet

Cost: $4.8 million

Architect: Miller/Hull Partnership

Contractor: Graham Contracting



2005 completions



BALLARD

Project: Replacement

Size: 15,000 square feet

Cost: $10.9 million

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Contractor: PCL Construction Services



DOUGLASS-TRUTH

Project: Expansion

Size : 7,000 square feet

Cost: $4.8 million

Architect: Schacht/Aslani Architects



FREMONT

Project: Renovation

Size: 6,840 square feet

Cost: $749,000

Architect: Hoshide Williams Architects



GREENWOOD

Project: Replacement

Size: 15,000 square feet

Cost: $7.1 million

Architect: Buffalo Design

Contractor: W.G. Clark Construction Co.



INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT/CHINATOWN

Project: New branch

Size: 3,800 square feet

Cost: $943,000

Architect: Miller Hayashi Architects



LAKE CITY

Project: Expansion

Size : 6,290 square feet

Cost: $3.8 million

Architect: ARC Architects

Contractor: Bayley Construction



MONTLAKE

Project: Replacement

Size: 5,680 square feet

Cost: $4.3 million

Architect: Weinstein Architects and Urban Designers



NORTHGATE

Project: New branch

Size: 10,000 square feet

Cost: $6 million

Architect: Miller/Hull Partnership



2006 completions



BROADVIEW

Project: Expansion

Size : 6,595 square feet

Cost: $ 3.7 million



SOUTH PARK

Project: New branch

Size: 5,000 square feet

Cost: $2.5 million

Architect: Johnston Architects



SAND POINT

Project: New branch (date TBA)

Size: 5,000 square feet

Cost: $ 1.4 million



King County

King County Library System projects proposed under a $172 million bond to be voted on in September:

2006 starts



LAKE FOREST PARK

Project: Expansion

Size: 1,400 square feet

Cost: $500,000



SHORELINE

Project: Parking expansion

Cost: $4.4 million



NEWCASTLE

Project: New branch

Size: 10,000 square feet

Cost: $5.9 million



FOSTER

Project: Replacement

Size: 8,000 square feet

Cost: $2.6 million



WOODMONT

Project: Expansion

Size: 4,800 square feet

Cost: $2.3 million

2007 starts

DUVALL

Project: Replacement

Size: 8,000 square feet

Cost: $4.5 million



KENMORE

Project: Replacement

Size: 10,000 square feet

Cost: $5.5 million



MUCKLESHOOT

Project: Replacement

Size: 5,000 square feet

Cost: $3.2 million



PARK LAKE

Project: Tenant improvement

Size: 2,500 square feet

Cost: $1 million



VALLEY VIEW

Project: Parking/access improvement

Cost: $500,000



BURIEN

Project: Replacement

Size: 40,000 square feet

Cost: $13.1 million



2008 starts

SAMMAMISH

Project: Replacement

Size: 20,000 square feet

Cost: $8.3 million



LAKE HILLS

Project: Replacement

Size: 10,000 square feet

Cost: $4.0 million



FALL CITY

Project: Replacement

Size: 5,000 square feet

Cost: $2.7 million



KIRKLAND

Project: Expansion

Size: 5,000 square feet

Cost: $2.8 million



REDMOND REGIONAL

Project: Parking expansion

Cost: $4.6 million



COVINGTON

Project: Expansion

Size: 10,000 square feet

Cost: $5.3 million



VASHON

Project: Replacement

Size: 10,000 square feet

Cost: $4.1 million



 


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