Dakota County is renovating the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings.
Pleasant Hill Library Interim Location open through June 1
The Pleasant Hill Library interim location at Westview Mall, 1355 S. Frontage Rd., Suite #200, Hastings will be open through June 1. The Library will continue to accept materials for return in the outside return bins at the Westview Mall until the remodeled library opens in mid-summer.
The library is being expanded by about 1,500 square feet. This expansion will allow for the creation of a new iLab/Maker space and increase the size of the community meeting room. Other improvements include the addition of a family restroom, a more efficient staff workroom, an automated materials handling system, and a 10-person conference room.
Step 1: Needs Assessment (Completed)
A needs assessment was completed and reviewed by the Library Advisory Committee in March 2017. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the needs assessment for Pleasant Hill Library on Oct 31, 2017. See the Pleasant Hill Library Needs Assessment.
The Board has directed staff to develop Option 2.3 which will renovate and expand the library by 1,500 square feet. This improvement project will enlarge the community meeting room by 40 percent, add an iLab/Maker Space, create 8-person and 4-person conference rooms, add a family restroom, nearly triple the space for teenagers, and improve other spaces for staff and patrons.
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 (November 2017–July 2018)
The design is complete. Our consultant, Kodet Architectural Group, was selected to lead the design team.
An open house was held on Feb. 22 at the Pleasant Hill Library to highlight the proposed floor plan along with interior and exterior perspectives.
This phase resulted in a developed floor plan and 3D renderings of what the design will look like. This phase will also develop the plans for the interim library space which will be used during construction.
Floor Plans & Renderings
Open House Summary
Step 3: Bidding and Construction (Summer 2018–Summer 2019)
The County Board awarded the construction contract to Ebert Construction on Sept. 18. Construction started in October 2018.
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.
For more information, contact Joe Lexa, Senior Project Manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org