From Above: August 31

A milestone was achieved this past month when the structural steel framing for the library and arts center reached completion.  This milestone was commemorated with a “Topping Out” event which is typically acknowledged in the construction industry when steel framing is complete and other trades can begin their work.  Metal decking has been installed on the second floor of the library and the perimeter block wall for the site is substantially complete.

From Above: June 30


This month the site utilities continued, the building masonry retaining walls began and the concrete for the slab-on-grade at the Library started. 

From Above: March 21



Construction continued throughout the month of March at the new Public Library and Cultural Arts Center site. Following several days of weather delays, rough grading began along with the coordination for the site utility connections on Lakeview Avenue. The piles for the North and East retaining wall shoring were installed and the Lakeview Avenue storm drain bypass is now complete.  

From Above: February 26


A significant number of rain events since the January 5 groundbreaking have resulted in delayed progress at the Public Library and Cultural Arts Center site; however, measures are being taken to recover and reduce significant schedule delays. Last month, water trucks were enlisted by the contractor to haul ponded water from the site in an effort to get the site back to a condition where grading can resume.  Above is the latest aerial footage of the construction progress.  

Groundbreaking shovels

Community Gathers for New Public Library and Cultural Arts Center Groundbreaking

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, members of the community gathered at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Public Library and Cultural Arts Center. The event featured remarks by Mayor Tara Campbell and City Manager Mark Pulone, who shared background on the project, including its historical significance. The groundbreaking marks the start of the next project milestone, the construction phase. The 45,000-square-foot Public Library and 13,500-square-foot Cultural Arts Center are anticipated to open in Summer/Fall 2020.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for January 5, 2019

The City of Yorba Linda invites the community to join in the commemoration of this historic project by attending the Library & Cultural Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the project site located on Lakeview Avenue between Lemon Street and Yorba Linda Boulevard. Parking will be available in the Yorba Linda Town Center Public Parking Structure (18423 Arroyo Street).  For more information please call the Library at 714-777-2466 or view the invitation.