Main Library Project Design Council Discussion Moved to September 5, 2017

Published: 08/17/2017

Robbie Silver, Public Information Coordinator
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverside City Council will discuss the proposed Main Library Project on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Art Pick Council Chambers. This discussion was originally scheduled for August 22, 2017.

The proposed Main Library Project rendering includes a 3-story design and community archive. City Council will also provide direction regarding the rooftop design option, amend the Measure Z 5-year spending plan, and authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to proceed with bidding the project for construction of the new Main Library at 3911 University Ave.

Amending the Measure Z spending plan would allocate $10 million from the proposed Police Headquarters Project ($45 million to $35 million) to the Downtown Main Library Project ($30 million to $40 million). The proposed design includes a customer-focused shift from traditional models built on the need for continuous community engagement designed as community gather places. Recent social economy factors and technologies influence the proposed design and functionality of the Main Library Project.

The community is encouraged to provide input and participate during this process.