Public Voices Opinions on Possible Locations and Designs for White Rock Library

Library Manager Steven Thomas, second from right, discusses a design aspect with architect Mark Rohde, a Principal with RMKM Architecture, P.C. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Project Manager Anthony Strain, left, speaks with members of the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee (WRMPIC) member Dan Saxton speaks with Community & Economic Development Department Director Anne Laurent as Library Board/WRMPIC member Robert Repass checks out the comment form. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Community members are in the White Rock Town Hall Complex until 8 p.m., viewing the three possible design concepts for the new White Rock Branch Library at Piñon Park.

Each person is being asked to rank their first, second and third choices for the library site including the advatages and disadvantages of their favorites. The public also is being asked to expplain the design features they like and dislike most in the three design concepts. 

The White Rock Library/Youth Activity Center is an approved project budgeted within the FY2013 Capital Improvement Program funds.

A Design/Build contract was awarded to Bradbury Stamm, teamed with RMKM Architects, at the Council meeting Dec. 17, 2013. The design will return to Council for approval in the spring 2014, after completion of the public input process. The project is to be completed by May 2015.

WRMPIC Chair Denny Erickson chats with Jacob Burlin of Bradbury Stamm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Jori Smith, Bradbury Stamm construction manager for the project, looks at the design concepts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Councilor Rick Reiss, center, speaks with WRMPIC member Dan Saxton. Photo by Carol A. Clark/