This page features progress updates for our New Library/Community Center project…
September – The Building Committee continued working with the Architects on a building plan and developing a budget. A building size of approximately 18,000 sq ft has been determined. At this stage it is like a giant jigsaw puzzle to get placement of the 14 library spaces into a useful, workable and proper place. That space then has to fit within the boundaries of the new library site. Other factors that have to be considered are building setbacks, utility connections and the surrounding buildings and neighborhood. The goal is to work toward a plan for the library and its support spaces that is pleasing and works well for our needs. The work continues.
August – Work on programming to determine square footage, budget and site planning. The Architects worked with the Building Committee throughout the month analyzing each of 14 areas in the library. The winnowing process to achieve a balance between needs and wants in order to determine the square footage footprint is still in progress. The Library Board hired attorney Kim Hurtado of Hurtado Zimmerman SC for construction lawyer. An RFP for Owner’s Representation resulted in three responses. The Board hired Tom Baade and Kory Krieser of Integris Risk Management for Owners representative. An ALTA Survey of the John Street property was completed. The Building Committee toured maker spaces at Parkview school and the Mayville High school and continues to analyze how to best use a Makerspace for the community.
1/9/2019: Listed below are different ideas that could be incorporated into the design of the new Mayville Public Library building – If you have any ideas or suggestions of features you would like to see in the new building, please let us know!!!
Please click here to view an article about the New library/community center from the Daily Citizen on Sept. 7 2018.
Report from the Library Exploratory Advisory Commitee: