Dakota County is planning renovations to Galaxie Library in Apple Valley. The library, which opened in 1990, has had several small renovations but has not had a full remodel since it opened.
Architects have been selected; design is nearing completion, and the project will be publicly bid for construction in November 2017. The bid award is planned for Jan. 2, 2018.
Step 1: Needs assessment (Completed)
A needs assessment was completed and reviewed by the Library Advisory Committee on Aug. 18, 2016 and approved by the County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 20, 2016.
Information from the public survey, a staff survey as well as assessments of the building were all taken into account in the needs assessment. Thank you for your input. See the Survey Summary.
In the needs assessment, several options were developed and Option E was selected by the Board as the preferred option to move forward with in the Design Phase.
Galaxie Presentation to Board
Galaxie Needs Assessment Report
Existing Floor Plan
Draft Floor Plan - Option E
Draft Site Plan
Step 2: Design (April 2017-late Summer/Fall 2017)
The design is underway. A consultant, Bentz Thompson Rietow was selected to lead the design team.
This phase resulted in a developed floor plan and 3-D renderings of what the design will look like. This phase will also develop the plans for the temporary library space which will be used during construction.
Temporary Library Plan
Design Development Floor Plan
Step 3: Construction (January–August 2018)
Limited public library and law library services will be provided through the renovation.
The library renovation will be done in two phases to allow use of a temporary library space during construction.
The drive up book drop will be closed because it will be relocated during the construction. A freestanding external book drop will be placed near the Western Service Center entry.
Construction is expected to last about nine months — January–August 2018. A more detailed schedule will be available once the bid is awarded in January 2018. As with all construction, schedules may change and should be considered approximate.
For more information, contact Andrea Weber, Senior Project Manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.