Friday, September 11, 2009

Construction of the New Lake Hills Library is Underway

Construction of the new 10,000 square foot Lake Hills Library is underway in Bellevue. The $4 million library will be located in the southeast corner of the redeveloped Lake Hills Shopping Center, and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2010.

Update: The new Lake Hills Library is due to open September 11, 2010. See The Lake Hills Library: Version 2.0 for more info.

The cost of the shell of the new library will be covered by the developer and the cost of the interior will be handled by KCLS.

Lake Hills Library exterior

The new library will include books, materials, computers, space for children and teens and a community meeting room. The current library at 15228 Lake Hills Blvd will remain open until construction of the new library is complete.

Lake Hills Library interior diagram

You can watch the construction of the Lake Hills Library by visiting the KCLS Photos of Construction Web page.

Lake Hills Library construction

Lake Hills Shopping Center
The redevelopment of the Lake Hills Shopping Center will encompass 69,200 square feet of retail space, approximately 44,800 square feet of office space and 90 residential units on the 6.7-acre site. The demolishing of the existing five buildings that make up the current shopping center will make way for 14 new ones. Roughly 600 parking spaces will be made available.

Lake Hills Shopping Center sketch

Phase one is slated to be complete in spring of 2010. If tenant relocation goes smoothly, phase two of the project is estimated to be finished in late summer of 2011.

Redmond Library Board

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