Feature Illustration: Southwest perspective of Round Rock’s planned new main library. Image: PGAL.
by Art Benavidez
Round Rock (Williamson County) — The itinerary concerning the construction of the new Round Rock library continues to take shape.
On Tuesday, the architect PGAL, out of Addison, filed a report with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and updated details concerning construction dates, price and square footage for the future facility.
The estimated start date for construction on the library, located at 208 East Liberty Avenue, will be March 22, 2021. Completion of the 66,450 square footage project is expected by January 2, 2023.
The estimated cost of the new library will be $31,300,000.
The building will be a three story facility that includes classrooms, three large meeting rooms, children and teen services, a programming room, a rooftop discovery garden, a balcony, conference rooms, quiet study rooms and collections.
In May, a city press release said that there would be a first-floor public courtyard with an artificial turf lawn and lounge furniture, outdoor tables, chairs and benches.
Festive lighting would be strung between the library and garage to lend an air of accessibility to visitors, employees and passers-by.
There will also be a first-floor public courtyard with an artificial turf lawn and lounge furniture, outdoor tables, chairs and benches.
Construction will be funded with $23.2 million in bond funds originally approved by voters in 2013.
The new larger library will address planned expansion of core services, and meeting and program services, according to city leaders.
Library Director Michelle Cervantes said that the new library provides both a new vision for Round Rock while also paying homage to the past.
“It is a symbol of community strength and unity. It is a place where all are welcome,” she said in a previous news release.
VBX Project ID: 2017-595B