Location: 300 Walnut Street in Douglas, Wyoming
Building Size: Approximately 30,000 square feet; Demolish entirety of existing library building and construct expanded new, two-story structure at the same street address
Lead Designer: Hein â€" Bond LLC, Architects, Casper, in association with Humphries Poli Architects, Denver, Colorado
Estimated Cost: $13,316,337*
- Architectural Design: March 2013 - February 2015
- Construction Bidding Period: March 2015
- Construction: May 2015 - July 2016
- Occupancy: August 2016
A revised architectural design approach was approved in the summer of 2014. Current emphasis is on preparing the detailed architectural design plans for construction bidding set to take place in March 2015. Among the accommodations included in the revised design effort is a completely new exterior appearance, an expanded Genealogy area, as well as enhanced provisions for future floor space modifications within the library building. The current design approach includes enlarging the library building footprint to toward the north, as well as providing additional and enhanced parking areas.
(See "Additional Information" section under this Douglas Library heading for architectural renderings of the new Douglas Library building.)
A general contractor prequalification process is underway. The prequalification process is intended to identify a set of the most highly qualified general contractors who will be allowed to bid for the construction project.
Arrangements for maintaining Library operations during the upcoming construction period are being made by the Converse County Library Board.
* Estimated costs include construction and furnishings, architectural and engineering design, construction management, operations and maintenance, administrative, and contingency funding.