Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2016

Western Shawnee library design information to be shared next week

Johnson County Library Board to hear presentation on Monticello Branch

June 2, 2016

The long-awaited Monticello Library in western Shawnee is a step closer to construction, the Johnson County Library announced today.

A general public session is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 9 at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park to present the proposed Monticello Library schematic design, including a floor plan and building silhouette . The Johnson County Library Board also will receive a presentation from architects for the future library branch, Clark Enersen Partners, at the regular Library Board meeting the same day at 4 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting.

At the June 9 session, patrons will be able to view the schematic designs and the updated construction project timeline and hear a brief project presentation from the architects. Anyone interested may also contribute their thoughts online at the library website, www.jocolibrary.org.

The Library re-launched the Monticello project, 22435 W. 66th St., earlier this year as a top priority in the 20-year Comprehensive Library Master Plan. “Programming” meetings, examining desired use of the planned space, have been conducted with Library staff and patrons since March 2016.

The County Facilities office has established a project timeline, pegging grand opening of the new branch to later in 2018. Cost for the new facility was estimated in the 2015 Master Plan at $14.4 million.

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