Dakota County is in the process of renovating Galaxie Library in Apple Valley. The Library, which opened in 1990, has had several small renovations but has not had a full renovation since it opened.
Needs assessment completed
A needs assessment has been completed and was reviewed by the Library Advisory Committee on Aug. 18, 2016 and approved by the County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 20, 2016.
Galaxie Presentation to Board
Galaxie Needs Assessment Report
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 many thoughtful responses to the public survey. 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.
Existing Floor Plan
Draft Floor Plan - Option E
Draft Site Plan
Design phase underway
A selection process for the design is underway. A request for proposals was sent out in December, and proposals from four consultants were received in early January. Interviews were held on Jan. 24 and a recommendation to the Board will be presented in February.
A public open house to review the schematic design will be held when designs are ready. More information will be posted when it is available.
The Library renovation will be done in several phases to allow limited use during construction. A small space will be kept open to serve as a temporary satellite space for the Library and Law Library. This space will be open until the main renovations are completed and then will be incorporated in to the new plan. The drive up book drop will be closed during the full construction.
Construction is expected to begin in fall 2017 and will last about 9 months.
For more information, contact Andrea Weber, Senior Project Manager by email at email@example.com.