Dakota County is in the process of renovating Heritage Library and License Center in Lakeville. This will be the first remodel for the facility since opening in 2000.
The County is conducting a comprehensive needs assessment to collect information about the current facility and identify improvements. The needs assessment includes a space program, three concepts for improvements, and cost estimates for each concept.
Information from a public survey, a staff survey, a public open house held July 20 as well as assessments of the building are used to create the needs assessment.
Review the preliminary concepts and take a short survey to share your feedback. The survey will be available through Sept. 23, 2017.
Summary of the options
Options 1 and 2
- Creation of an iLab makerspace
- Expanded public meeting room
- Two additional private study rooms
- New children’s sensory room
- New family restroom
- Expanded license center
- More efficient staff workroom
The estimated cost for either Option 1 or Option 2 is $5,050,000 as they both contain roughly the same size spaces in different configurations.
- All features of Options 1 and 2
- 1,700 additional square feet of children’s space. Children’s addition houses more computers, seating, open floor space and a children’s feature.
The estimated cost for Option 3 is $5,800,000 and accounts mainly for the increased additional space over Options 1 and 2.
The Board of Commissioners will consider the options from the needs assessment after the completion of the Library’s strategic planning process which will take place May-September 2017.
Once the project has been approved, design and construction will take an additional 1-2 years, depending on the scope of the project.
Check back to this site to stay up to date on the remodel process. You can also connect with library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates.
Comments or questions can be submitted to Joe Lexa, Senior Project Manager by email at email@example.com. Comments will become part of the official record and will be considered when making future project-related decisions.