Heritage Library & License Center now open
Explore our iLAB with cutting-edge technology and maker equipment, interactive children’s area, new fireplace lounge, expanded meeting room and more. Check out the expanded License Center designed to serve you even better.
The library was expanded by about 2,900 square feet. The license center was expanded by about 1,100 square feet.
Step 1: Needs Assessment (Completed)
A needs assessment was completed and reviewed by the Library Advisory Committee on Aug. 10, 2017. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the needs assessment for Heritage Library and License Center on Oct. 31, 2017. See the Heritage Library and License Center Needs Assessment.
The Board has directed staff to develop Option 3 which will renovate and expand the library and license center by 4,000 square feet. This improvement project will enlarge the community meeting room by 65 percent, add an iLab/Maker Space, add a family restroom, enlarge the children’s area by 45 percent, and improve other spaces for staff and patrons. The license center will grow by approximately 75 percent.
Needs assessment 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.
Step 2: Consultant Selection and Design (Completed)
The design is complete. Our consultant, HGA from Minneapolis, was selected to lead the design team.
An open house was held on March 28 at the Heritage Library and License Center to highlight the proposed floor plan along with the interior and exterior perspectives. Customers spoke directly with the architect's design team, county staff and Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg.
This phase resulted in a developed floor plan and 3D renderings of what the design will look like. This phase will also developed the plans for the interim library space which will be used during construction.
Step 3: Bidding and Construction (Completed)
The County Board awarded the construction contract to Graham Construction Services on Oct. 23, 2018. The remodeled Heritage Library & License Center opened Aug. 1, 2019.
Check back to this site to stay up to date on the remodel process. You can also connect with library on Facebook
for updates. For more information, contact Joe Lexa, Senior Project Manager by email at email@example.com
Heritage Library Engagement Plan