Library Building Project
Library Building Project
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Request for Qualifications: Mixed-Use Development Partner for the New Richmond Public Library Project
Update: January 2021
Bryan Schafer, Vicki Gjovik and Noah Wiedenfeld gave the following presentation to the New Richmond School Board, City Council and Library Board. The presentation highlights possible ways to move forward with the Library Building Project.
On August 26, the City Council and Library Board voted for the new library to be built on the old middle school site. Following that decision, they also approved the contracts with StudioGC to begin working on the design phase of the project. We are excited for the next chapter of the project and will keep you updated as we begin the fundraising and design process.
Groundbreaking at Arch Ave, September 9, 2019.
Where is the Library Best Suited?
Monday, August 26 at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center
Join us for a brief presentation from Rick McCarthy from StudioGC while we review the site comparisons and feedback we have received from the community since our last meeting. There will be time for community comments and questions followed by a vote from the Library Board and City Council to determine
the future location of our library.
Where Do We Want the Library to Be?
Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 pm at the Civic Center
Join us for part two in a series of building project conversations with the team from StudioGC. Part two focuses on the needs of our future library based on the survey from part one. We will discuss site comparisons and be able to visualize what a library would look like at either location.
The Site Selection Survey is now closed and will be tallied.
What Do We Want the Library to Do?
Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 pm
On June 18, 2019, we invite you to join us in Glover Park at 4:30 for food, socialization and activities as we begin our community discussions for our building project. We want you to be informed and involved while we make decisions for the future of our community library. The presentation will begin at 5:00 in the City Council Chambers, “What do you want the library to do?”. The StudioGC team will provide an overview of how our library compares to others as well as opportunities of additional library services in a larger space. Following the presentation, we will be asking for your ideas and feedback. If you are unable to attend this session, it will be recorded and material will be available after.
In July, we will be using that information as part of the next discussion, “Where do we want this library to be?” We encourage you to partake in the series of presentations, provide feedback and show your support.